River set for clean up

The Kuils River, which is pictured here flowing underneath the Bottelary/R300 off ramp, is one of the rivers which have been earmarked for cleaning during the Clear Rivers Campaign. Picture: City of Cape Town

The cleaning of Kuils River is on the government’s to do list and residents have been asked to get involved in the project for Mandela Month.

During July, residents have been invited to take part in the nation-wide Clear Rivers Campaign.

The Kuils River is one of only three Cape Town rivers that is part of the campaign. The others are the Liesbeeck and Eerste rivers.

Residents have been asked to help clean the Kuils River on Friday July 14.

“This is a voluntary call to action,” said the campaign’s Mandy Reddy.

“We invite community-based organisations to facilitate any clear up activities.”

The campaign is being led by the Department of Water and Sanitation and it is aimed at nurturing a caring attitude to water resources, especially during this drought period, Ms Reddy said.

“Communities, businesses and civil society are called to dedicate their time to cleaning rivers, wetlands and other water courses during Mandela month,” the department’s Phetho Ntaba said.

Last Thursday, the department held a briefing session about the campaign at the Spectrum Building in Bellville, but it is not too late for organisations or individuals to get involved.

* For more information contact 021 941 6290 or email NtabaP@dws.gov.za or visit www.dwa.gov.za/Clear-River2017