06 January 2023.
MULTI -MILLION RAND WATER REFURBISHMENT PROJECT LAUNCHED AT EMADLANGENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
A multi-million-rand water project aimed at addressing the continuous issue of water interruptions at Emadlangeni Local Municipality was launched on the 5th of January 2023, by the Honourable Mayor Cllr uMtwana Ndabuko Zulu and the Mayor of Emadlangeni, Cllr M.L Buthelezi.
The refurbishment of the Utrecht water plant will be done in two phases and will see the communities of Utrecht relieved from water interruptions caused by water production failures, and ensure improved water quality is delivered to homes in areas in Utrecht town and surrounding areas
Until now, there have been challenges of running water and residents have in the past protested and resorted to illegal connections.
The Honourable Mayor together with the multi-party leadership of Amajuba District Municipality presented the Consultant and Contractor that have been appointed to perform the refurbishment of the Utrecht Water Treatment Plant to the community.
In his address to the community the Mayor alluded “ the current water plant is old and requires extensive refurbishment to the existing building structures, mechanical & electrical components and operators' facilities most of the plants will need to be refurbished or completely replaced.”
In addition, employment opportunities will be created for residents of Emadlangeni during construction as emphasised by the Deputy Mayor Cllr S.Sizani ." This project is intended to uplift the local community of Emadlangeni, it is also important to mention that the scope for local sub-contractors will be advertised and those suitable should be considered, as part of our Local Economic Development strategy.”
Amajuba District Municipality