Routine Checks on All Road Infrustructures Continues
The city continues to clean stormwater drainages and channels to keep the residents safe.
Over 20 years ago, before the amalgamation of nine cities to form City of Ekurhuleni as a sole municipality, Thembisa and its surrounding areas such as Olifantsfontein and Olifantsfontein used to be notorious for flooding when it rains.
Then city’s department of Roads & Stormwater introduced the routine checks on all road infrastructure, which includes stormwater channels and drainages to reduce flooding. The Head of Department Sizwe Cele emphasized that the routine check to the infrastructure saves lives and properties. “We have the team on the ground that regularly checks the infrastructure to determine the quality and lifespan so that we can be proactive when it comes to service delivery.” Said Cele
The Chief Engineer from Thembisa depot Kgadi Marumo who leads the team that does routine checks says, “The northern part of the city used to be well known for flooding and since we have started being proactive and checking the stormwater drainages and channels we have seen reduction in floods in previous years. We continue to urge community members to refrain from dumping debris inside the stormwater drainages.”
Residents are encouraged to report all stormwater related matter to My CoE App or call centre on 0860 543 000 / firstname.lastname@example.org