City of Tshwane marks significant progress at Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment Plant

On Friday, 7 June 2024, the City of Tshwane Rooiwal Subcommittee visited Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Along with my colleagues, Ald Hannes Coetzee and Cllr Themba Fosi, we were encouraged by the steady progress made by officials to ensure that Phase 1 of the refurbishment of Rooiwal is completed by April 2025.

The visit offered incredible insights into the tremendous progress being made in comparison to a previous visit conducted on 9 May 2024. There has been progress in securing the site with security personnel, with the future aim of installing camera surveillance. Other areas of improvement include equipment management and reinstallation, which have all been dealt with according to plan.

Other areas on track with the project plan include the completion of pumping sewage effluent and desludging. This means that the removal of scrapper down pipes and refurbishments will start this month.

When we handed the project over to the Development Bank of Southern Africa, we envisioned March 2025 as the deadline for general building and mechanical engineering and April 2025 for the Phase 1 completion deadline.

The importance of completing the refurbishments at Rooiwal will ensure that we can improve the quality of water that is discharged from the plant. Once the system runs steadily at the plant, we should be able to monitor the safety and quality of the water provided and its chemical distributions.

Our visit to Rooiwal also finalised the final steps to ensuring that Hammanskraal residents have access to clean water by September 2024. This deadline is still within our reach with the completion of the water meter readings project. Over 30 000 household meters were assessed during the programme.

We thank the residents of Hammanskraal for their cooperation and enabling us to complete our water meter audits two months ahead of schedule. We remain committed to exercising our political leadership to ensure the success of this project. The subcommittee will return to the area at the end of June 2024 for further oversight.

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