Work to recommence at Nooitgedacht

2018-02-07 06:00

NELSON Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor Athol Trollip has confirmed that the Nooitgedacht phase three budget has been restored to R93 million, effectively bringing the project back to life.

He said the contractors walked off site last week when it was announced that the National Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) was slashing the budget by R34 million.

“The drought-stricken Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality had appealed to the DWS to reconsider this decision. Thus, we welcome the commitment to recommence work from Monday,” Executive Mayor Trollip said.

He said that this was an important development that was confirmed verbally by senior national water officials.

Trollip added that once phase three comes online, the low-level scheme will provide approximately 210 million litres of water to the metro.

“We still face a critical water crisis while our western supply dams are now at 25.67% capacity.

“We all need to continue saving water in whatever way we can.

“The metro’s multipronged water turnaround strategy continues without hesitation, requiring each of us to use no more than 60 litres of water each day,” the mayor said.

Residents are urged to report any and all water leaks to 0800 205 050.

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