The sewerage system in Redirile kasi in Derby, North West is supposed to be cleared weekly, but nothing happens.
And when the contractor comes, he digs a trench next to the toilet manhole and pours human waste in it.
The toilet manholes are left open with no covers. Often municipal workers use buckets to take waste from the manhole to the trenches.
Alfred Molefe said: “The sewage is supposed to be drained and taken to a sewerage plant in Koster, but sometimes the contractor just pours the waste in the veld, a few metres from people’s homes.”
He said every time they ask the contractor about the problem, he refers them to the Kgetlengrivier Municipality.
The contractor has not been seen since July.
Sannah Magakgala, spokeswoman for Kgetlengrivier Municipality, said there is no sewer reticulation system in Derby and residents use VIP toilets.
“A service provider was appointed to clear the toilets and the holes next to the toilets were for disposal of foreign objects removed from the toilets.
“No sewage is disposed in the holes.”
She said waste is taken to the sewer treatment facility in Koster.
She said they found disposed waste where residents dump at illegal sites.
“We are putting measures in place to rectify that,” she said.