Municipalities (Bothaville/Kgotsong & Wesselsbron/Monyakeng).
Municipalities are the retail water service provider and Sedibeng Water is the
bulk water service provider. The allocation of the responsibilities of the Water
Services Authority (WSA) to Urban Municipality, must be investigated and
clarified. The proportion of the Equitable Share Revenue depends on this
specific arrangement and definition of “basic services.
water is pumped from the Vaal river and treated by Sedibeng at their treatment
plant at Balkfontein.
quality complies with the SABS standard according the Water Service Development.
infrastructure situation in the urban area can be summarised, View Summary:
and Billing and Water supply financing
with metered water connection are presently billed on a monthly basis.
recovery range from 7 to 32% and is not sufficient to account for the
sustainability of service delivery are therefore serious thread.
funding for new development and capital projects are virtually
non-existent and the council exclusively depends on external funding.
and maintenance of existing facilities are hindered due to the function
principles adopted by the White Paper on Water Supply and Sanitation Policy
assume a context of universal human right and the equality of all persons
regardless of race, gender, creed and culture.
policy of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry in full support of the
objectives and target of the Government’s Reconstruction and Development
Programme, is to ensure that all inhabitants of the area have access to basic
water supply within seven years or less.
that they are chosen to be the minimum needed to ensure heath, the levels of
service presented below should be seen as minimum standards to be applied in
publicly funded schemes unless a relaxation has been specifically approved.
does not mean that higher standards cannot be applied. However, there is a
direct correlation between the standard of service and the cost, both in terms
of initial capital and operation and maintenance. Where higher standards of
services are to be provided, the cost will not normally be supported by
programmes of the Department.
of the relevant policy are provided below.
water supply is defined as:
Cartage: The maximum distance which a person should have to cart water to their
dwelling is 200 m. In steep terrain this distance may have to be reduced
to the account of the extra effort required to cart water up steep slopes.
of supply: the supply should provide water security for the community. Two
factors are important here.
scheme for domestic water supply should ensure the availability of
“raw” water for 98% of the time.
the operation and maintenance of the system must be effective. The aim
should be to have no more than one week’s interruption in supply per year.
policy of the Council, in full support of objectives and targets of the
Government Reconstruction and Development Programme, is to ensure that all
inhabitants of the area have access to supply.
following levels of services are proposed for the area.
reticulation; with communal standpipes at 200m walking distance.
and maintenance of the system must be effective. The aim should be to have no
more than one week’s interruption per year.
supply schemes should ensure the availability of water for 98% of the time
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