More water for new residents

2017-05-23 06:00

Two water pump stations are being planned, to the tune of R32m, to serve housing developments in the Dido Valley area.

The pump stations, which will be constructed in the second half of next year, are needed to improve water supply to the two reservoirs at the top of Dido Valley Road, explains Eddie Andrews, Mayco member (South).

“[The pump station should result in] improved water supply to the new housing development and that of Da Gama Park as well as better firefighting capability in terms of capacity,” he says.

The housing development in Dido Valley, on which civil construction has started, will result in the construction of units on an 18ha site along Dido Valley Road to house residents from Red Hill, Luyolo land claimants and beneficiaries listed on the old Simon’s Town housing list (“Civils tender closes”, People’s Post, 3 March 2016).

Houses will be provided for around 600 families, 100 of whom are land restitution claimants who were forcibly removed from Simon’s Town and moved to Gugulethu in 1965.

The project has been valued at just over R97m and the homes are expected to be handed over later this year or early next year.

Land has been set aside for the development of businesses, as well as community facilities such as a crèche and church. There will also be public open spaces.

One of the pump stations will be constructed on Main Road at the bottom of Dido Valley Road, and the other will be constructed next to the two reservoirs at the top end of the road, adds Andrews.

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