Water and Sanitation

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Water and Sanitation

IntroductionPotable waterThe Matjhabeng water network comprises a total of1 540 km of pipeline. Asbestos cement pipes form 35.9% of the total network, HDPE pipes: 0.17 %, PVC pipes: 53.3%, and Steel pipes: 10.6%.

Consumer base

Matjhabeng Municipality supply water to all formal towns and townships in its area of jurisdiction: i.e. Welkom, Virginia, Odendaalsrus, Allanridge, Hennenman, Ventersburg, Thabong, Meloding, Kutlwanong, Nyakallong, Phomolong and Mmamahabane. These areas comprise of residential, business and industrial users that are serviced. In the table to the right the different users are summarised.GrowthDuring the 2008/09 financial year the Municipality purchased 32 125 Ml of water from Sedibeng Water. In relation to previous years, see attached graph, this contributes to an increase of 28% over 5 years or 5.6% per annum. This increase is mostly due to development of new areas and the effect of bucket eradication on water usage. It can however also be related to deterioration of the network condition.

Waste Water (Sewerage)IntroductionMatjhabeng have 11 purification plants therefore a major challenge to manage all the purification plants and networks to function properly and ensure that the sewer in the networks is contained in the pipe network and outflow of the works conforms to National standards. BacklogsAfter finalisation of the current projects a backlog of about 9 000 households to be serviced still exists.  It is intended to address this backlog during the next few years.Roads and StormwaterMatjhabeng Municipality is responsible for the maintenance of a 1 775 Km roads network.  This comprises of 573 km dirt roads, 150 km gravel and 1 052 tarred roads.  The roads functions differ from access roads giving direct access to stands to district distributer roads.  Higher order roads in the region are the competency of the Provincial Government and SANRAL.  Maintenance of gravel roads to farms is still done by the Provincial Government. PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT Project Manage (PMU)Project funding:Capital projects were funded from the following recourses during the 2008/09 financial year.Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG);

MIG 2008/09 financial year R R74 689 000.00 (out of a budget allocation of R93m)
MIG 2009/10 financial year R29 186 000.00 out of a total budget allocation of R120m
LOTTO R500 000
Municipal own funding (counter funding) R 28 634 663.39

Application of Funding Monthly capital expenditure for the financial year was as follows: