oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Alexandra sewer clean-up benefits community
|Article Title||Alexandra sewer clean-up benefits community|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Feb 1965|
|Pages||09 - 10|
|Keyword(s)||Alexandra township, Emerging contractors, Uncontrolled water flows and Unemployment|
Unemployed people and emerging contractors were used on a project to reduce uncontrolled water flows in this overcrowded township Uncontrolled flows of water used to occur virtually everywhere in Alexandra township north of Johannesburg. It was most noticeable in the streets, where water from various sources flowed into the nearest kerb inlet to the stormwater system, threatening the road system, while ultimately ending up in the Jukskei River. This posed a serious pollution problem to both Alexandra and the river. The flows were mostly the result of blocked and overflowing sewers, spilled water at standpipes, and discarded water in the shack areas.
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