The Gamalakhe bulk water upgrade intervention brings water supply security near realisation for the Gamalakhe community and its outskirts as this multimillion rand water infrastructure enhancement project progresses.
This bulk water upgrade which is the answer to prolonged water blues in the Gamalakhe community, is reaching advanced stages of construction and is set to benefit an estimated 8 588 households which translates to 60 120 beneficiaries in the Gamalakhe, Qinabhawodi, Esigedleni and parts of KwaNositha and Tin Town communities.
The different contracts of the project are running concurrently with 450mm diameter x 6.5km steel pipeline being from the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre (USLC) to Gamalakhe Reservoirs. The construction of a 0.5 Ml reinforced Concrete Reservoir and Pump station and the installation of Electrical and Mechanical Equipment at USLC.
The completion of this project is estimated for end of June 2016 and on completion, the capacity of our water infrastructure which is currently under stress will be enhanced to cope with the high demand and offer the beneficiaries of this project uninterrupted water supply.
This bulk water upgrade also forms part of the municipality's plans to responding to water provision challenges in the district while conforming with the municipality's adopted approach of its back to basics strategy aimed at improving the level of our services as the municipality.
Through this project, 30 local people have been employed with one sub-contractor from Gamalakhe. More job opportunities are expected to be created with the advancement of the project which will assist in curbing the triple challenged faced by the district of unemployment, poverty and inequality.
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