Demolition of houses set to kick-off to which will help expansion of sewer line.
Nairobi’s city hall is set to demolish houses sitting on sewer line. This comes after the Governor Mike Sonko gave the degree with will also help for expansion of the lines.
The governor has ask for an audit for all the building but also tell the owner to to voluntarily pull them down before City Hall does. This will help rejuvenate the Kariobangi sewer line which had been blocked since July 24. Meanwhile the block has lead to spillage in the area.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said “We are going to demolish the structures built on sewer lines to allow expansion.” He also said the drain are overloaded and warning any increase in foreign material would worsen the problem.”
The bursts were caused by dumping of garbage in the trunk sewer, blocking the drainage of the waste water along the line. This has lead to a serious offence to dump garbage in the sewer lines.
The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company is working to repair the damage area during the unblocking exercise. They have also warn that Persons caught dumping garbage in the sewer lines shall face full force of the law.
According to the government, the sewer line channels to Kariobangi sewage treatment plant will be closed for repairs. The repairing process will be handled by the county and national government.