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Thursday 11 September 2019

PROVIDING WATER AND CREATING JOBS

As part of our commitment to improved service delivery, providing potable water to our north- and north-eastern communities is now a reality.

Works at these pumps, as well as at the Concordia and Dam-se-Bos reservoirs have been completed. We have already started works on the new Heidevallei reservoir and project that these will run until May 2020.

Not only will our residents in these areas have better access to potable water, but the project employs 37 labourers.

12 September 2019

EMPOWERING WOMEN AND KEEPING OUR RIVERS HEALTHY

51 ladies are employed four days a week to clear refuse from the main tributaries of the Bongani- and Bigai rivers. This waste inevitably ends up in our estuary, but these women are making a valiant effort at managing the situation – while earning an income.

 

 

13 September 2019

PROTECTING OUR ESTUARY BY UPGRADING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE

Our wastewater treatment works has been upgraded to the tune of R9,7 million. We have converted the sequential batch reactor to a nutrient removal plant.

This will remove nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus from our wastewater before it is discharged, protecting our estuary from these harmful nutrient compounds. The mechanical and electrical works will be completed during the current financial year.

16 September 2019

NEW JOBS GIVE INVASIVE PLANTS THE AXE

The Department of Environmental Affairs approved our invasive species plant control plan in February. Since then, a team of 10 residents have been trained, equipped and employed to eradicated invasive plants on municipal properties.

The undeniable link between invasive plants and fire risk makes this a long-term project and three additional teams will be appointed to join this fight against invasive vegetation.

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