PREVIEW: Sewage spillage has Newcastle in a stink

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Lyell Street was transformed into a mini dam following a burst pipe recently.

Sewage spillage has escalated in recent months, with three incidents reported in the past week.

This has served to further highlight the failing sewage infrastructure.

The first spillage occurred near the Impala Drive intersection with the Memel Road.

A second spillage saw the length of Gemsbok Avenue flooded with waste water.


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Waste water runs down Gemsbok Avenue in a stream.


The third incident occurred on Lyell Street near the Scott Street intersection.

This resulted in the road being closed off for urgent repairs.

Officials from the Department of Water Services confirmed a burst pipe had caused the spillage.

For more on the sewage spillage, read this week’s Newcastle Advertiser.

The latest edition is on shelves from Thursday morning.

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