Department of Water and Sanitation

Water and Sanitation  on construction of Tsomo Ngqamakhwe bulk water pipeline 

The Construction Unit of the Department of Water and Sanitation is rolling its sleeves, readying itself for the construction of the long awaited Tsomo Ngqamakhwe Bulk Water Pipeline. The pipeline is one of the water projects to be undertaken by the Department this financial year and it is set to improve water supply to Ngqamakhwe, Butterworth and surrounding areas.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on revitalisation of Randfontein Waste Water Treatment Works

Minister Sisulu pleased with successful revitalisation of Randfontein Waste Water Treatment Works

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation (DWS), Ms Lindiwe Sisulu on Thursday, 06 August, commended the successful upgrading of the dysfunctional Randfontein Wastewater Treatment Works as an example that should be replicated in all municipalities to address wastewater infrastructure challenges.

Water and Sanitation on the decline in water levels of the Vaal Dam

Decline in levels of the Vaal Dam show a gloomy picture this week

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) weekly reservoir report paints a picture of the Vaal Dam in a precarious position, with the levels of the Integrated Vaal River System also taking a knock this week.

This follows the Vaal Dam’s sliding to its lowest this week. Presently, the dam is at a lower level of 41.6%, less from last week’s 42.6%. In the preceding year during the same time, the dam stood at 63.7%.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu hands over Randfontein Wastewater Treatment Works to West Rand Local Municipality, 6 Aug 

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, will on 06 August 2020, handover over the Randfontein Wastewater Treatment Works to the Rand West City Local Municipality following its upgrading.

The Treatment Works was technically non-operational, leading to the effluent being discharged, not complying with the Department’s specifications and experiencing mechanical breakdowns due to ageing equipment.

The treatment works presently serves a population of approximately 90 000, which is estimated to grow to 104 526 by the year 2027.

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu appoints interim board members of Umgeni Water

Minister Sisulu appoints an interim board members of Umgeni Water

Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu yesterday announced the appointment of eleven (11) members of the Interim Board at Umgeni Water, pending the process towards finalising of the appointment of a fully-fledged Board at the entity.

Umgeni Water is the second largest water board in the country with an annual turnover of more than R2.4 billion and a 5 Capital Expenditure budget of more than R7 billion.

Water and Sanitation on destruction of water infrastructure

Destruction of water infrastructure – a huge concern for Department of Water and Sanitation

Vandalising of water infrastructure is a huge setback for service delivery. The Department of Water and Sanitation is enjoined to ensure that water is supplied to communities without fail.

Vandalizing of infrastructure does not only disrupt water supply to communities but it also impacts on the financial well-being of the Department as well the relevant stakeholders in the water sector, particularly municipalities.

Water and Sanitation on status of water in Northern Cape Province

Latest on status of water in NC

Water storage in the Northern Cape Province is this week at 138.3 million cubic metres or 93.9%. The full storage capacity of the province is 147.3million m3. Approximately 72% of the 439 Northern Cape towns and settlements are dependent on groundwater ,114 are using surface water and 9 towns are using both surface and underground water.

Water and Sanitation urges Gauteng water consumers to reduce water use as Vaal Dam continues to be constrained as it declines week-on-week.

Vaal dam levels under stress, DWS calls for reduction in water use

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in Gauteng urges water consumers to reduce water use to a bare minimum as the Vaal Dam continues to be constrained as it declines week-on-week.

A major dam in the Integrated Vaal River System (IVRS), the Vaal Dam dipped to even lower levels this week when it declined from last week’s 43.4% to 42.6% this week. This indicates that the dam has been hovering under stress for some time, a situation which is now worsened by the dry-winter season.

Water and Sanitation on efforts to supplement water supply shortages in KwaZulu-Natal as dam levels continue to show a week-on-week decline

Water and Sanitation Department augments water supply to KZN residents as dam levels dwindle

The Department of Water and Sanitation in KwaZulu-Natal has ramped up its efforts to supplement water supply shortages in the province as dam levels continue to show a week-on-week decline.

Deputy Minister David Mahlobo: Debate on Water and Sanitation Dept Budget 2020/21

Budget and policy statement  the Department of Water and Sanitation, vote 41 By Mr. David Mahlobo MP, Deputy Minister for Water and Sanitation, Hybrid Plenary Parliamentary Sitting

Honourable House Chair
Ministers and Deputy Ministers
Honourable Members of Parliament
Leadership of our Entities- Chairperson, Members of the Boards, CEOs and Senior Executives
Leadership of various stakeholders in our sector and civil society
Esteemed Guests
Fellow South Africans

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Minister Lindiwe Sisulu: Debate on Water and Sanitation Dept Budget 2020/21

Address by L N Sisulu, MP, Minister for Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on the occasion of the Debate on the Water and Sanitation Budget Vote (41) in the National Assembly

Chairperson,
Honourable Members,
Acting Director-General, Heads of Provincial Departments and Other officials
Members of Boards of Water and Sanitation Entities
Ladies and Gentlemen.

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