Partners in Development were contracted to design and supervise the construction of a rural water supply scheme for a community of 20,000 people. A ground water investigation concluded the potential was low and so the Mzimkhulu River was selected as the source. The project infrastructure included: • Abstraction works on the Umzimkhulu River • A 2.0 Mℓ raw water dam • A water treatment works with capacity of 1.8 Mℓ/day • A high lift (280m) pump station and 3 km rising main in 150 mm steel and 160 mm uPVC • Two booster pump stations and 12 km rising mains in 110 to 160 mm uPVC • 25 km of gravity bulk pipelines • 3.6 Mℓ of reinforced concrete reservoirs ranging from 5kℓ to 900 kℓ • 400 public tap stands • 140 km of reticulation pipe lines • Four water offices

Project Details

20 km south of Ixopo, KZN, South Africa
Harry Gwala District Municipality
Project Manager:David Still with Siphamandla Majozi
Project Value:R 50 million
Date Completed (Phase 1):2007
Date Completed (Phase 2):2010
Date Completed (Phase 3):2012
Date Completed (Phase 4):2018
Jeffares & Green and PID jointly undertook to write the 2010 Water Services Development Plan for the uMgungundlovu District Municipality. PID’s role was to develop as accurate a picture as possible of the status quo of all the District’s water and sanitation assets, and to determine what work had to be done to provide water and sanitation for all at an acceptable standard.
Water Services Development Plan and Asset Register For The uMgungundlovu DM