Launch of Eastbourne Water Scheme

Amajuba District Municipality on the 9th September 2018 launched the Eastbourne and Skobhareni Water Supply Scheme. The launch attended by Councillors, traditional leadership and members of the community from Ward 10 in Dannhauser took place in the 42 Hall.

The Eastbourne Water Supply Scheme is located approximately 20km south-east of Newcastle and approximately 30km north-east of Dannhauser. The proposed scheme improvements encompass an area of approximately +/-4000 ha and includes 1000 households with approximately 6000 residents.

This Eastboune and Skobhareni Water Supply Scheme will be supplied by the 32 Kl elevated tank. This tank is supplied from Braakfontein, which is ultimately supplied by uThukela Water. The project will cost the municipality an amount of R22 400 000 million.

This project includes the construction of civil works associated with the construction of ±38km of PVC and HDPE pipelines varying from DN250 to DN75, pipe fittings, pipe specials, chambers, etc

The objective of the project is to supply potable water to the inhabitants of the area to yard connections level of service.

The project will create employment opportunities to locals and contractors. Preference will be given to women, youth and the disabled communities.

In handing over the Mayor, Cllr Dr Musa Ngubane, explained that the project will address water challenges faced by community members in the Dannhauser areas because of the ever-increasing population and illegal connections. Mayor stated that communities who afford to pay for municipal services will be billed as per the legislated rates. “We wish to confirm from the onset that those who are able to pay for municipal serves will be billed for water usage for us to be able to maintain the infrastructure and service. We are however not going to force community members who have no income to pay. We invite all those families who have no income to visit our offices to get more information on our indigent policy and submit their applications”, sated Mayor Ngubane.

The appointed company is expected to commence immediately.