A sewage spill occurred late last week behind the Fountains Mall in Jeffreys Bay, causing many residents to complain about the stench.
The cause of the spill was a blocked pipe near the sewage treatment works. The pipe has been unblocked, but not before more raw sewage entered the environment.
The upgrade to the sewage treatment works will solve part of the problem currently being experienced in Jeffreys Bay with raw sewage regularly spilling onto the beaches as well as the streets.
However, more funding is required to fix the pump station network throughout the town.