Improvement of water supply for the Qinabout community

2018-03-08 06:00

THE new vision of our municipality stipulates that by the year 2035, the district municipality will provide adequate access to basic services in an efficient and sustainable manner, enhancing the quality of its citizens in an inclusive progressive economy.

We also deliver services guided by a mission that says that as a water services authority, we will ensure that all our communities have access to quality drinking water, decent sanitation and sustainable economic opportunities underpinned by the active participation of our citizens in exemplary government.

Over the years, our municipality has made remarkable progress in the delivery of water and sanitation services. However, we cannot stay still at the comfort of these achievements as voices of our communities are still echoing. And as a caring government, we will continue to work hard and ensure a better life for all our communities.

Our efforts to expand and improve the access of our services to our communities continue. It is therefore against this background of our efforts to improve water supply and sanitation services that we have implemented a water supply improvement project for the Qinabout, Thembelihle and Chibini areas in the outskirts of the Gamalakhe area.

The scope of work for this project is the upgrade of a 30 mm pipeline, which this community is currently supplied by, to a 110 mm pipe. This upgrade process commenced in the first week of February and is scheduled to be completed by the end of March.

These communities have been experiencing frequent supply interruptions due to these communities not having formal reticulation. The current pipeline is inadequate to meet the demand which therefore necessitated that the pipeline be upgraded.

The completion of this upgrade will see approximately 1 000 households receiving an improved supply.

In the interim, we have put up approximately eight static tanks on different sites for relief supply while work continues to upgrade the pipeline for supply improvement.

We also call for the community’s patience and co-operation while this process unfolds.

For all water and sanitation related queries, customers can contact our call centre at 080 009 2837 or 039 688 5830/36 or SMS 44751 or see the Facebook page Ugu Municipality Talk.

Ugu District Municipality will continue to promote working together to create an environment that is friendly, responsive, accountable, effective and efficient for our communities.

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