Joburg Water Invests In Lenasia To Improve Service Delivery
27 August 2019
Johannesburg Water is implementing key programmes in Lenasia to ensure sustainable delivery of reliable and quality services to all residents including marginalised areas.
Lenasia and the surrounding areas will soon benefit due to the key programmes that include infrastructure development, pipe replacement programme, upgrade of a pump station, a new reservoir to be built and the new balancing tank at a wastewater treatment plant in Bushkoppies.
The rolling out of the fifteen kilometre pipe replacement programme will ensure that the number of bursts per kilometre and the number of blockages per kilometre is reduced, resulting in improved levels of service to consumers in Lenasia.
Johannesburg Water has 6 projects underway in the area amounting to just over R45 million to replace water pipes that are aimed at reducing water interruptions in the area. The work started in February of this year and aim to conclude in the next few weeks with a total number of 84 local labourers employed in all the six projects.
Joburg Water is also upgrading Lenasia Pump Station at the cost R13 million. This new structure will be capacitated with a new generator to ensure that the residents will continue to have water in the event of a power outage.
NEW BALANCING TANK
Joburg Water is also completing a new balancing tank at the Bushkoppies wastewater treatment plant at cost of over R85 million which is expected to be commissioned at the end of October 2019. The new 25 megalitres tank will ensure that the treatment plant has enough capacity to clean the waste and storage in an event of overflows into the plant.
“I am excited about the new developments in the Lenasia area which will immensely benefit the community in the long run, we urge all communities to be patient and we are working around the clock to ensure quality work is delivered,” said MMC of Environment, Infrastructure and Service delivery in the City of Johannesburg Nico de Jager.
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