ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - Emfuleni’s proposed new sewage works

Environmental issue/project: Emfuleni’s proposed new sewage works
Date: 2011-07-23

Name of person reporting: Peter Arderne
Email address: mwardern@mweb.co.za
Phone: 083 4577478

Description of issue:
A new waste water (sewage) plant is proposed for Emfuleni municipality in the Vaal Triangle within 500 metres of the Vaal River and close to the N1 bridge. In view of Emfuleni’s very poor record in maintaining their existing sewage works this proposal will have to be closely monitored.

Current Issues:

  1. Court Case regarding proposed amendments to the Alien & Invasive Lists & Regulations
  2. Massive pollution of the Vaal River Barrage and downstream
  3. WPB Colliery
  4. Proposed deproclamation of part of the Mabola Protected Environment
  5. Trout translocation project in the Western Cape by FOSAF and the CPS.
  6. Clanwilliam sandfish in trouble
  7. Fish lose sense of smell in polluted waters
  8. EUS: A threat to Africa’s aquatic ecosystems
  9. Illegal netting
  10. New fish disease (EUS) widespread in Southern Africa