11 August 2015 - NW2621
Mileham, Mr K to ask the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
(1)Whether, with reference to his reply to question 1205 on 11 September 2014, the existing backlogs for water in each of the 23 district municipalities were confirmed by March 2015; if not, (a) why not and (b) when will this process be completed; if so, what is the current backlog information for each of the specified municipalities; (2) with reference to his reply to question 1533 on 18 May 2015, when will the process of updating information for water, sanitation, electricity and waste management be completed; (3) whether the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has been added to the 23 municipalities to be prioritised because of their significant backlogs; if so, what are the relevant details?
1. The Department of Water and Sanitation has completed the process of compiling the information on water backlogs in respect of each of the 23 priority District Municipalities. The number of priority District Municipalities has since increased to 27. The information is attached as Annexure A.
2. Sanitation, electricity and waste management information for the 23 Priority District Municipalities will be completed by end September 2015.
3. Nelson Mandela Bay Metro has not been added to the 23 priority District Municipalities.