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KwaXimba bulk water projects in progress

Date: 2024-05-14 10:23:47

KwaXimba bulk water projects in progress

There has been considerable progress to ensure a reliable water supply to KwaXimba in the outer-west region.

MINISTER of Water and Sanitation Senzo Mchunu has expressed optimism regarding the work carried out in KwaXimba, in the outer-west region of the City to address water supply challenges. Speaking during a community Imbizo on 2 May, Minister Mchunu said since his previous engagement with members of the KwaXimba community, there has been notable progress, despite some delays because of infrastructure vandalism. “We have worked with eThekwini Municipality to fast-track the implementation of a package plant and associated infrastructure project to provide residents of KwaXimba, specifically the Mvini, Bhobhonono and Nonoti areas, with potable water,” said Minister Mchunu. 

Other work includes the construction of a low lift pump station from the Nagle Aqueducts to the Package Plant as well as the construction of a concrete slab to accommodate the 2 megalitres per day Package Plant. “The project will be completed in two phases. These will see the supply of potable water to the Mvini area (Phase 1) and the supply of potable water to the Nonoti and Bhobhonono areas (Phase 2). Thus far, the decommissioning of the existing package plant from Mpofana (Mooi River) and transportation to the KwaXimba area is complete,” he said. Minister Mchunu said the installation and commissioning of the package plant is scheduled to be completed by May. This intervention will ensure supply to the Mvini and Bhobhonono areas. Meanwhile, Phase 2 of the project is on track to be completed by November this year.

This phase includes the installation of a 5 megalitres per day package plant, the construction of a potable water pump station, and the laying of a 7 500m long pipeline. Regarding infrastructure vandalism, Minister Mchunu said the department will not hesitate to take stringent measures to address criminality.