City of Tshwane launches Bronkhorstbaai Water Treatment Plan

Media statement                                                        8 December 2023

Cllr Themba Fosi

MMC for Utilities and Regional Operations and Coordination

The City of Tshwane is delighted to announce the successful launch of Bronkhorstbaai Water Treatment Plant, a significant milestone in our commitment to providing clean and safe water to the community.

This water treatment plant marks the culmination of extensive planning, engineering and collaborative efforts to enhance water infrastructure in the region. This state-of-the-art facility is a testament to our dedication to stable water supply and ensuring the well-being of the communities we serve.

This water treatment plant project has addressed the imperative need of improving water quality by increasing capacity from 120 kℓ to 1 500 kℓ. The existing plant, having reached the end of its life cycle, necessitated the installation of a new treatment plant (package plant), a new abstraction point, a pump house, a 1 500 kℓ clear water tank, a new 1 500 kℓ reservoir at Bronkhorstbaai low level and the installation of a bulk pipeline with chambers.

The project had a positive impact on employment and local businesses. A total of 22 Expanded Public Works Programme beneficiaries, comprising five males, five females, ten male youths and two female youths, were appointed. Additionally, seven small, medium and micro enterprises were engaged, resulting in a local expenditure of R7,9 million.

Furthermore, we are thrilled to announce a unique opportunity for young graduates to gain exposure and hands-on experience at Bronkhorstbaai Water Treatment Plant. As part of our commitment to fostering local talent and contributing to community development, we are initiating a programme that invites young professionals to work closely with the plant manager to understand and contribute to the plant’s daily operations. This initiative aims to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and practical application, empowering the youth with crucial skills for the sustainable management of water treatment facilities.

Looking ahead, we are excited to announce that the second phase of this initiative will extend to the Nkangala area, reinforcing our commitment to comprehensive water management and community empowerment.

The City expresses gratitude to all stakeholders, partners and the community for their unwavering support throughout the development and launch of Bronkhorstbaai Water Treatment Plant. As we celebrate this achievement, we urge the community to take pride in this essential infrastructure and contribute to its sustainable operation by curbing vandalism and theft.

Enquiries: MMC Themba Fosi (

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