Partnership can help save water, money

2015-06-24 06:00
AN example of a faulty water meter.

AN example of a faulty water meter. Photos: Supplied

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THROUGH the partnership between Anglo American South Africa and the Ga-Segonyana Municipality, and with the role that the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) plays, the municipality will be assisted in reducing its water losses, as well as ensuring the maintenance of infrastructure and the installation of water meters.

The project entails:

) conducting an investigation to determine the water balance and an audit of the water meters;

) installing control measures to curb the water losses;

) addressing illegal connections and installation of water meters; as well as

) the development of a holistic water services master plan, including an operation and maintenance plan.

Once the municipality can reduce its water losses, billions in additional revenue will be generated and it will become financially sustainable. Since water resources will be saved, the environment will also benefit.

The bulk water capacity will be expanded and the water sources will also be protected. Regular water testing for quality assurance will be done. Storm-water infrastructure in the municipal area will be upgraded and maintained.

The operations will commence in a month’s time and will extend over a period of three years

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