This YouTube doccie might put you off that Camps Bay swim this summer

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Without question, Cape Town has some of the world’s prettiest beaches. From Big Bay in the north, to Boulders in the south, the Peninsula is blessed with natural beauty bar none. But it seems that humans just can’t help but stink up the place.

This is at least according to a new short documentary published on YouTube.

Titled Bay of Sewage and created by Mark Jackson, the flick takes a look at the City of Cape Town’s waste disposal methods, namely pumping raw effluent into the sea around Green Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay.

Camps Bay is suffering from sewage outflow, according to a new YouTube documentary

“Every day, the famous Camps Bay region in Cape Town, South Africa, is discharging million of litres of untreated waste-water into our marine reserve,” the video description reads.

“This is creating some serious and growing problems, for the vulnerable sea-life, for us water-users and soon for beach-goers too.”

Although this isn’t a new issue, more emphasis has been placed on the problem thanks to a number of reports published this year. According to an EWN report, around 768-million litres “of polluted water was being discharged into the sea daily” in 2008.

At present, the City of Cape Town is reapplying for a permit to continue the process.

While the City suggests that pollution and bacteria levels aren’t above normal, its probably best if all Capetonians understood the process for themselves.

For that, have a look at the 11-minute clip below.

Feature image: Mark Jackson via YouTube

H/T: 2Oceansvibe

Andy Walker


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