Friday, October 21, 2022

Section of Zeekoevlei temporarily closed for recreational use until further notice

section of Zeekoevlei, situated in the False Bay Nature Reserve, has been closed for recreational use until further notice.

In a statement, the City of Cape Town said the temporary closure, which is from Pelican Lodge to Pelican View, is due to a sewage spill on Monday.

‘’Residues of the spill were detected at the mouth of the Big Lotus River that leads into the Zeekoevlei waterbody, and an investigation is underway to determine the causes,’’ said Eddie Andrews, the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment.

‘’We have been monitoring the water quality since the spill, and the latest results confirmed high levels of E.coli at the sampling point opposite the inlet of the Big Lotus River in particular,’’ he added.

Residents and visitors are advised to avoid contact with the water in affected areas. Andrews cautioned that no fishing or water sports are allowed, adding that they are conducting water sampling on a regular basis.

‘’The City apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of the closure of the water area and thank the public for their cooperation during this period,’’ said Eddie Andrews, the City’s Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment.

 

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Done By: Mitchum George

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