Access to water milestone achieved

2017-05-11 06:02
PHOTO: suppliedUgu District and Umdoni municipalities’ executive committee members and councillors, led by Ugu mayor, Cllr Mondli Chiliza (middle) open a tap to officially hand over a water project at Farm Isonti in Umzinto.

PHOTO: suppliedUgu District and Umdoni municipalities’ executive committee members and councillors, led by Ugu mayor, Cllr Mondli Chiliza (middle) open a tap to officially hand over a water project at Farm Isonti in Umzinto.

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SINCE the dawn of a democratic local government, Ugu District has become a better place in which to live and our communities are witnessing our ever-evolving district.

Through collaborative efforts, we have accomplished a great deal of service delivery milestones pertaining to our mandated functions of ensuring the provision of water and sanitation.

On Tuesday we officially handed over the multimillion-rand Umzinto Slums Clearance Farm, Isonti Bulk Water Supply Scheme and Bulk Sanitation Project under the Umdoni Local Municipality.

The municipality gave more than R27 million for the completion of first phases of these projects.

The first phase of the bulk water supply entailed the installation of a 2.45km, 315mm diameter uPVC bulk pipeline, construction of a 1ML reinforced concrete reservoir and the construction of a pump station, costing R8.1 million.

We also completed the first phase of the sanitation project that included the construction of three sewer pump stations, the installation of 470m, 160mm diameter uPVC bulk rising mains, 780m, 200mm diameter uPVC bulk rising mains, 1100m, 200mm diameter uPVC gravity mains and 1115m, 250mm diameter uPVC gravity mains, costing R19 million.

Guided by our new mission to ensure our communities have access to quality drinking water and decent sanitation, 500 households will now be the recipients of water and sanitation services.

It is our view as the municipality that water is life and as caring water services authority, we shall continue to provide communities with this basic human right.

Through these projects, from July 2014 to March 31 this year, we have created temporary employment for 60 Umzinto locals.

The second phase of the bulk water scheme is expected to commence soon. We will conduct a sod-turning ceremony marking the start of this phase, which will also create temporary jobs for unemployed Umzinto community members.

Ugu District Municipality promotes working together to create an environment that is friendly, responsive, accountable, effective and efficient for local communities.

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