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eThekwini riots latest: City waste and water services to open | Muhabarishaji News

eThekwini Municipality will start its waste collection service on Monday 19 July the city announced on Thursday.

“Clean-up operations and street sweeping services have started at various areas,” eThekwini Municipality said in a statement.

“The household waste collection service is due to begin next week. Residents are advised to keep their refuse in their properties until then,” the municipality said.

The eThekwini municipality said that its water and sanitation departments had resumed operations with limited services. 

“Fixing of broken water and sanitation infrastructure has started, while it will take a little longer in areas where there was major damage. Technicians are working around the clock to restore water supply to all areas as soon as possible,” the municipality said.

The Water and Sanitation call centre is still not operational.

eThekwini Municipality’s Sizakala Customer Centres will resume operations from Friday 16 July.

All offices will be open except for centres at Umlazi Mega City, KwaMnyandu, Ntuzuma and KwaMashu that were damaged in the unrest. The Craigieburn Centre will have limited services available. 

“We urge our customers to be patient as some of the services will be operating with skeleton staff.  We also urge customers to ensure that they comply with the COVID protocols when visiting our centres. “

The centre will be open from 07h30-16h00.

The eThekwini Municipality, working together with residents, has also started with a mop-up operation, and with removing debris in the areas affected by the looting spree. 

“The Municipality is encouraged by the scores of residents and businesses who have come out to help clean up parts of the city.  The city is calling on all residents to join in efforts to clean up their areas in a spirit of Ubuntu,” the eThekwini Municipality said. 

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