Redcliff town has embarked on a massive rehabilitation exercise of its sewer system following perennial concerns of water contamination.

The sewer rehabilitation exercise comes as part of the US$4 million water supply and sanitation systems package for the Redcliff Municipality rehabilitation programme being administered by the African Development Bank.

Redcliff Mayor, Freddy Kapuya said the restoration of the sewer system will bring relief to the residents who have been experiencing sewer breakdowns, seepage and water contamination.

Redcliff Town Engineer, Thembani Kundhlande revealed that they have started discharging the sewer ponds which were not properly lined up and were infested with weeds and sand, resulting in contamination of underground water.

The Midlands town has also received earth moving equipment, water meters, trucks, water and sewer pipes, which are part of the consignment that is being used in the revamping process. Redcliff has three residential areas: Redcliff, Rutendo and Torwood with an estimated population of 50 000 people.