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Zeekoevlei partially closed to the public<p>​</p><p>The portion of Zeekoevlei from Pelican Lodge to Pelican View has been temporarily closed for public recreational use as a precautionary measure after a sewage spill on 17 October 2022.</p><p> </p><p>Residues of the spill were detected at the mouth of the Big Lotus River that leads into the Zeekoevlei waterbody, and an investigation is underway to determine the causes.  </p><p> </p><p>We have been monitoring the water quality since the spill, and the latest results confirmed high levels of E.coli at the sampling point opposite the inlet of the Big Lotus River in particular. </p><p> </p><p>Residents and stakeholders are advised to avoid contact with the water in affected areas. As such, no fishing or water sports are allowed. Continued water sampling is taking place and we will keep the public informed.</p><p> </p><p>The City apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of the closure of the water area and thank the public for their cooperation during this period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-10-20T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#243c2bb7-3ba2-4e91-87e4-65166571c0b8;L0|#0243c2bb7-3ba2-4e91-87e4-65166571c0b8|sewage;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#84a5f47b-0021-460c-9803-7e977f7beae2;L0|#084a5f47b-0021-460c-9803-7e977f7beae2|Zeekoevlei;GP0|#6ec4174a-5cde-4fbb-b20f-42e26e79bb87;L0|#06ec4174a-5cde-4fbb-b20f-42e26e79bb87|nature reserve10

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