Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) in South Africa Spokesperson Sputnik Ratau has said that the Moretele South Water Supply Bulk Pipeline Project is 90% complete. The Klipdrift project is expected to improve water access in Mogogelo in the North West. The communities of ward 11 and 12 have had to survive during the Covid-19 lockdown sharing one water tank.
According to Mr Ratau, most of the pipeline that crosses the Ramotse and Bosplaas areas is completed. “The river crossing is completed and 23km of the pipeline is completed. The contractor is working on the remaining 7km to tie into existing infrastructure in Carousel, Bosplaas, Mogogelo and far west villages,” he said. He further revealed that residents will receive water by July 2021.
Magalieswater is the implementing agent of the US $23.5m project.
Moretele South Water Supply Bulk Pipeline Project
The project involves the design and construction of the Moretele South Water Supply Scheme, including 30km of bulk steel pipelines, cross connections to existing infrastructure and a 25 Ml Command Reservoir to augment water supply to towns in the Moretele South region of the North West province.
Recently, President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed the renewed focus on the improvement of municipal water infrastructure and associated services. The President says that the provision of quality water to all communities is essential for human health and well-being, economic development and the realisation of the constitutional rights of all South Africans.