Multimillion-rand bulk water upgrade for Gamalakhe

2015-05-21 06:00

THE mayor of Ugu District municipality, Cllr NH Gumede launched a multimillion-rand bulk water upgrade for Gamalakhe and surrounding areas.

During the sod-turning at Kendale sports ground in Gamalakhe on 15 May, the mayor reiterated the municipality­’s commitment of ensuring that Gamalakhe and the surrounding area­ communities receive an uninterrupted service of water supply.

“When we say our municipality cares, we mean it. We are a sphere of government that listen. We take your concerns seriously. We are committed to addressing your water concerns.”

This bulk water upgrade will enhance the capacity of our water infrastructure which is currently under stress because of high demand.

The project entails the construction of 600mm diameter x 3km steel pipeline from Shelly Beach off-take to Uvongo off-take, the supply and installation of two pumps (180LS and 240m head) at Gamalakhe pump station­ at Ugu Sports Complex, construction of 450mm diameter x 6.5km steel pipeline from the sports complex to Gamalakhe reservoir, construction of 0.5ML reinforced concrete reservoir and pump station and the construction of 4.5ML reinforced concrete reservoir and pump station at Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre.

This project will cost the municipality­ R76 million and will also­ create more than 100 employment opportunities for the Gamalakhe and surrounding area communities.

This bulk water upgrade also forms part of the municipality’s plans to responding to water provision challenges in the district while conforming with the municipality’s adopted approach of its back-to- basic­ strategy aimed at improving the level of our services.

The municipality will continue to forge ahead towards promoting an ethos of working together with our communities to create a friendly, responsive, accountable, effective and efficient local government

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