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30 November 2011

Health Warning: Durban's sewerage system 'overflowing'

Durban - The eThekwini Municipality has issued a health warning following the flooding of its sewerage system in the heavy rain of the past month.

The sewerage posed a health risk because of high levels of bacteria, said spokesperson Thabo Mofokeng.

Mofokeng advised residents to avoid swimming at beaches near river mouths, in river water and in stormwater drains.

- SAPA/ News24