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‘We’re drinking sewage’: Hammanskraal’s daily struggle for clean water

For nearly two decades residents have had to deal with undrinkable water, and little is being done to help them

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Smelly, hazardous, unfit for consumption and foul in taste and appearance.

These are some of the words residents in Temba, Hammanskraal, have used to describe the water coming out of their taps daily over the past 16 years. 

Residents have battled to access clean and potable water for more than a decade, with two reports earlier this year deeming water in the area unfit for consumption and “contaminated with human waste and/or having a bad smell of chlorine or human waste” when it was available. ..

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