Mayor launches Multi-million rand water project
WITH the ever increasing demand of uninterrupted water supply in our
communities, Ugu has once again moved swiftly with plans towards the refurbishment and upgrading of our water infrastructure. This was evident when a multi-million project was launched at KwaGoqoza at Ezinqoleni Ward 3 on Tuesday this week.
Ugu District mayor Cllr Ntombifikile Gumede, accompanied by Ezinqoleni Mayor Cllr Amon Mpisi, turned the sod as a symbol of the implementation of the Extension of Umtamvuna Water Treatment Works. A total of R45 million will be utilised for the upgrading of the Umtamvuma scheme.
The detailed scope of work include the construction of reinforced concrete clarifier, construction of reinforced sand filter with associated building, construction of a 5 mega-litre reinforced concrete reservoir, construction of access and internal roads together with parking area, construction and installation of pipe work and the construction of electrical/mechanical equipment.
Not will this be good news for the communities of KwaXolo and KwaNzimakwe tribal authorities and the communities residing in the coastal stream from Port Edward to Southbroom, the commencement of the project will benefit 30 communities who will get job opportunities and be able to provide for their families. ICON Constructions has been appointed as contractor with Vuba Engineers appointed as consultants. Both have been formally introduced to the community of KwaGoqoza by Ugu mayor Cllr Gumede.
The project is expected to be complete by June 2018.