City of Cape Town introduces new high tech trucks to clear sewer blockages

 PHOTO: City of Cape Town trucks

The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate welcomed over 23 highly specialised trucks to its fleet. This is in efforts to better aid water and sanitation service delivery in communities across Cape Town. 

According to the City’s MAYCO member for Water and Sanitation, Zahid Badroodien, department spent just over R53 million in the 2022/2023 financial year to get jet machine trucks, vacuum tanker trucks and jet vacuum combination trucks. 


“These new additions to the fleet will contribute significantly in ensuring the City’s commitment to providing speedy and efficient service in addressing service requests such as sewer blockages, overflows and spills.” 


Zahid Badroodien added that while the City is investing in water and sanitation infrastructure, residents should also remember to reduce sewer overflows. This can be done by not using toilets, kitchen sinks and sewer drains like dirt bins.


Done by: Esona Mfazwe


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