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Ratio of toilets to residents in poor communities improves in CT

The city is facing a legal challenge from the Social Justice Coalition over provision of sanitation services.

Picture: Freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says the ratio of toilets to residents in poor communities has improved since 2006.

The city is facing a legal challenge from the Social Justice Coalition over the provision of sanitation services.

The NGO claims, in papers filed in court, that chemical, container and portable flush toilets do not comply with the minimum standards for sanitation.

The city's Ernest Sonnenberg said, "When we took over the city in 2006, the ratio then was 9.6 households to one toilet. That has significantly improved and the current ratio is 4.2 families for one toilet."