R13M PUMPED INTO REFIT

2016-04-26 07:46

A combined R13m will be spent updating sewerage pump stations in Green Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay.

The refurbishments in Green Point and Camps Bay are part of general maintenance aimed at improving the condition of the buildings, says Mayoral committee member for utility services, Ernest Sonnenberg.

“The Hout Bay refurbishment is designed to improve the operation of the pump station which will reduce strain on staff that will no longer be required to physically handle the bins,” he says.
Green Point will see upgrades – to the value of R1.5m – to replace damaged roof sheeting, remove and replace damaged roof timber and install new truss hangers, refurbish all metal aprons and flashings, waterproof roof tiles, repair formed box gutters, repair broken plaster and paint the building and roof.

Inside the Green Point pump station, the floors, walls and ceiling will be repaired and painted. Broken windows will also be replaced, all the woodwork painted, all the steelwork repaired or replaced and the basement and walls will be waterproofed.

At Camps Bay pump station, the external and internal walls will be painted, repairs to cracks and leaks in the walls and floors will be carried out and the roller shutter doors will be sealed. These repairs will cost around R1.5m.
Hout Bay will see refurbishments to the value of R10m, with the odour control system replaced. Mechanical screens will also be replaced and the grit removal system will be refurbished along with fine screens. The grit and screenings removal will be upgraded and mechanised.

The refurbishments are currently underway, and the work at Camps Bay and Green Point will be completed before the end of June, while Hout Bay is slated for completion in February.

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