Progress on Moutse Bulk Water Supply Project scrutinised

MOUTSE – Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) Executive Mayor has summoned the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and Lepelle Northern Water to finalise the transfer of all 20 water tankers to the municipality by 20 November 2020 and complete the delivery of the 2000 water tanks with stands by 26 November 2020 in Moutse.
This during the meeting Executive Mayor Ramaila held with stakeholders involved in the Moutse Bulk Water Supply Project on 13 November 2020. The stakeholders comprised the project’s steering committee, Lepelle Northern Water and the DWS as well as SDM officials.
According to SDM, the meeting was mainly to check the progress on completion of the Moutse Bulk Water Supply Project.
The DWS as part of the Drought Relief Intervention programme, appointed Lepelle Northern Water as an implementing agent on the water projects that seek to ensure that the Moutse community has access to drinking water.
The project, worth R143 million, is mainly to provide 20 water storage tanks with stands, drill and equip new boreholes and refurbish old ones to enable them to function fully in providing people with water.
SDM said that came after a historical backlog on water distribution in Moutse area and the drying of the Mkhombo Dam.
According to Dr Js Moroka Local Municipality, the dam is currently sitting at its lowest level of 0.8 percent where very little water is abstracted.
Executive Mayor Ramaila said lack of water supply to people in Moutse outside Groblersdal was of a great concern.

Thapelo Motseo

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