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Rooiwal waste water treatment plant project underway

The Tshwane administrator has committed to finishing Rooiwalwaste water treatment plant project (RWWTP) aimed atimproving clean water in Hammanskraal and surrounding areas. Tshwane Head Administrator Mpho Nawa together with COGTA MEC Lebogang Maile visited RWWTP to assess progress of phase 1 upgrades on Tuesday.

The project started last Monday and is anticipated to be completed next month. Nawa said that their visit formed part of monitoring progress of the Team of Administrator’s Terms of Reference. The team intended at unlocking bureaucracy to accelerate service delivery. 

MEC Maile said the project started last Monday and it was anticipated to be completed in June. He said that the project would be divided into four phases with the first one valued at R370 million.

“They will also be building a new tanker which is two times the size of a current tanker, which is a significant part of the project,” said Maile.

Nawa said that phase 1 is comprised of additional 10 Mℓ/d of treatment capacity, efficient aeration, improved sludge stabilisation. He added that there will also be increase in sludge dewatering capacity with 50% redundancy and an improvement in overall effluent quality.

He further stressed that completing the project will be a milestone since the City anticipates as one that will have a positive impact on the community. 

“In the coming months, residents will benefit from 46 EPWP opportunities created and local SMMEs benefiting from the 30% subcontractor requirement. Most importantly, residents will have full assurance of water provision of the highest quality standards as a result,” said Nawa.

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