Backflow of sewage in Yacht Club car park forces restaurant to close | 04 September 2019
The restaurant at the Yacht Club was forced to close yesterday as a backflow of sewage from blocked Public Utilities Corporation sewer pipes flooded its car park.
It is not the first time that such an incident occurred and inconvenienced businesses in the vicinity. It happens when the waste pipes linking the club to the Victoria main sewer system are clogged with human as well as other waste like grease, other food waste from takeaways, sanitary towels, rags, baby wipes, clothes that people continuously dispose of through the sewer system. These either break down the pumps or block the pipelines.
A communiqué from the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) later yesterday stated that the sewer pipe in the vicinity of Yacht Club leading to the pump station became clogged with these inappropriate waste materials, thus resulting in a backflow of sewage.
The PUC is appealing to members of the public to refrain from these unacceptable practices and to dispose of their waste in the appropriate manner.