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City exploring all options to remove sludge from Potsdam WWTW <p>​The City would like to inform residents of the Milnerton area, around the Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works that everything possible is being done to address the unpleasant smell emanating from the facility.<br> <br>The source of the odour is sludge, a by-product of the wastewater treatment process, which is having to be stockpiled on site.<br> <br>Sludge is being stockpiled because the tender for its removal and disposal is being appealed, and therefore has not been awarded. Previous attempts to award the tender have been unsuccessful due to an appeal that was upheld, and one recommended tenderer withdrawing, leaving no acceptable bids for consideration. The procurement of service providers must be in line with the Municipal Finance Management Act and associated supply chain regulations. Every effort has been made since March 2020 to ensure an expedited supply chain process. <br> <br>‘The City’s Water and Waste Directorate assures residents that we are exploring every possible solution to reduce impact to residents, and have this service rendered by alternative means until the appeals process has concluded. Efforts are also being made to minimise the odour by actioning daily measures, such as odour application as well as dosing that has been installed around the perimeter of the plant.<br> <br>‘Sludge collection, transport and disposal is performed by third party specialist contractors. Under normal circumstances, sludge is removed on a daily basis so these are exceptional circumstances. The City regrets any inconvenience or nuisance caused, including the odour, as a result of this matter,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Waste, Alderman Xanthea Limberg.<br> <br> <br></p>2021-01-13T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#430daede-9fd9-42b0-9b8b-e3dcd1c729f5;L0|#0430daede-9fd9-42b0-9b8b-e3dcd1c729f5|wastewater treatment works;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#85b6d743-39c9-4d3f-9ba5-059f82e00506;L0|#085b6d743-39c9-4d3f-9ba5-059f82e00506|Milnerton;GP0|#f3283404-6bd4-4066-a7f6-bd8a0d5b7463;L0|#0f3283404-6bd4-4066-a7f6-bd8a0d5b7463|tender10


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