20 November 2018 - NW3057
McLoughlin, Mr AR to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Whether his department has any plans to repair and maintain the broken and ineffective water treatment equipment that serves the Boiketlong community in the Emfuleni District Municipality; if not, why not; if so, (a) what are the relevant details and (b) by what date will the (i) equipment be fully operational and (ii) community have access to clean piped water?
(a) What are the relevant details?
There is no water treatment facility in Boiketlong. Part of the Sedibeng Regional Sanitation Scheme is to upgrade the Sebokeng Waste Water Treatment Works, Rietspruit Waste water treatment Works and Leeuwkuil Waste Water Treatment Works. The project is funded by the Department of Water and Sanitation and Rand Water is the Implementing Agent.
Leeuwkuil WWTW Upgrade
A detailed design for Leeuwkuil WWTW is underway and currently at 90% completion.
Upgrade to pumpstation 2 conveyance and pumpstation 4 inlet works: preliminary design is complete and approved. The scope entails the gravity main from pumpstation 10 to pumpstation 2 and the rising main from pumpstation 2 to Leeuwkuil WWTW and the upgrade of pumpstation 4 inlet works.
Basic Assessment Report (BAR): 98% progres, the Environmental Authorisation (EA) was issued and will be advertised.
Waste Licence (WL): 68% Draft scoping report was on public review (05 September – 08 October 2018). Final Scoping report submitted on 12 October 2018.
Water Use Licence: 0% can only commence once approval has been granted for the BAR and WL.
Documentation: 80% in progress
Procurement: 0%. It can only commence upon budget approval.
Geotechnical Investigations: 100%. Report submitted for approval.
Leeuwkuil Catchment: Pipelines and Pumpstations
Preliminary design: 100%. Report submitted and approved.
Way leave requirements for the route and WWTW: 0%. Way leave applications to be lodged for gravity main to pumpstation 2, rising main to the Waste Water Treatment Works.
By what date will the
Equipment be fully operational. The Sedibeng Regional Sanitation Scheme (SRSS) programme has been divided into the following three implementation phases: Short term (2015-2020). Medium Term (2020-2025). Long Term (2025-2035). Leeuwkuil WWTW falls under Short term and medium terms implementation phases.
15 LM upgrade to Leeuwkuil WWTW
WCWDM Leeukuil Catchment
Leeuwkuil Pumpstation repairs
Leeuwkuil pipe replacement and pumpstation repairs.
(b) By what date will the
ii) Community have access to clean piped water?
The community already has access to clean piped water through communal standpipes, supplied by the Quuagafontein reservior.
Emfuleni is not a district, but a local municipality under Sedibeng District Municipality. Boiketlong is an informal settlement located within the Emfuleni Local Municipality between Sebokeng Zone 10 and Sonland park (Vereeningng). The community has access to water through communal standpipes, supplied by the Quuagfontein reservoir.
Metsi-A-Lekoa, the water services department of Emfuleni, is responsibile for the provision of water and sanitation services, to operate and maintain the infrastructure. Leeuwkuil Waste Water Treatment Works receives sewer inflow from the leeuwkuil catchment which includes Boiketlong. The plant is designed to treat at the capacity of 36 ML/day (Mega Litres per day). Currently the plant operates over the capacity of 56 ML/day when the pumpstations pumping to the works are fully operational.
“Plans to repair and maintain the broken and ineffective water treatment equipment that serves the Boiketlong community”
There is no water treatment facility that serves Boiketlong for portable water,
as indicated that they receive water through communal standpipes. The only water treatment facility for portable water is Vaaloewer Water Treatment Plant which only serves the Vaaloewer community.
In light of the above, the only treatment works in the area is the Leeuwkuil Waste Water Treatment Works which deals with the treatment of sewer.The Leeuwkuil Waste Water Treatment Works requires upgrades in order to accommodate the current capacity requirements. Part of the plant upgrade includes repairs of the equipment.