Date: 2022-06-01 14:30:24
Contractor appointed to rebuild oThongathi Water Treatment Plant
Residents and businesses in oThongathi and surrounding areas will be pleased to note that the Municipality has appointed a contractor to rebuild the oThongathi Water Treatment Works which was destroyed during the recent floods. It is expected that the contractor will be introduced to the community by the end of this week. This is a key milestone in the quest to re-establish regular supply of water to oThongathi.
The appointment was announced by eThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda at a media briefing on 1 June.
“If there are no objections to the procurement process, we will introduce the successful contractor to the community by the end of this week. The plan is to ensure that the rebuilding of the plant is completed by first week of October this year,” said Mayor Kaunda.
The oThongathi Water Treatment Works was destroyed during the April floods, leading to much frustration for residents and businesses in the area. To alleviate the challenge, an emergency pipeline was installed from the Nyaninga Reservoir to the oThongathi South. Communities supplied from that zone are now getting tap water four hours a day.
In addition, the Municipality allocated water tankers to service the area. A total of 48 static tanks have also been installed. Furthermore, there are 11 boreholes as well as a donated Package Plant to provide non-drinking water to the area. Procurement processes are underway to drill more boreholes.
The community of oThongathi will be kept updated of progress on the rebuilding of the plant.