GARIEP DAM            107.01%

GROOTHOEK   DAM   99.16%

KNELLPOORT DAM     74.50%

RUSTFONTEIN DAM    78.14%

WELBEDACHT DAM       81.79%

 

During the year 1991 the then Department of Water Affairs established Bloem Area Water Board with the aim to operate the Caledon/Bloemfontein Government Water Scheme as well as supplying water to the Municipal areas of Bloemfontein, Bainsvlei, Bloemspruit, Botshabelo and Dewetsdorp. Through a consultative process the name was changed to Bloem Water and officially gazetted in 1994 to operate and account its activities in accordance with the Water Services Act with its Head Office located in Bloemfontein.

Bloem Water in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Act No. 1 of 1999, as amended, is listed as a Schedule 3B National Government Business Enterprise which reports to the Minister of Water and Sanitation as the Executive Authority, through the Board as the Accounting Authority.

 During its 25 years of existence, Bloem Water has extended its area of service to include towns in the Southern Free State: Bethulie and Philippolis followed by Thaba ‘Nchu district, a former homeland with 42 rural villages, located 65 km east of Bloemfontein and lastly Excelsior, located in the Eastern Free State as depicted in the maps below. Currently it continues to service a population in excess of 1.2 million.

The seven (7) water treatment works that are operated in the regions namely: Modder River, Caledon River and Orange River are located within the Water Service Authorities (Municipalities): Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality, Mantsopa Local Municipality and Kopanong Local Municipality.

 

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Groothoek Dam is one of the dams that are operated by Bloem Water.  The Dam has a reliable history of supplying water to Thaba Nchu and its surrounding villages since March 1982. However, due to drought that started in 2015, the abstraction of Raw Water had to be halted for three years and was re-operationalised on the 25 April 2018 following good rainfall that enabled the Dam to reach its abstraction capacity.

 

Following the good rainfall in the Free State Province in January 2021 that resulted in the Dam level rising above its maximum capacity, the Dam experienced the overflow which was last seen in 2011.  It is remarkable to witness the Dam’s return to its origin to an extend of overflowing.

 

The outstanding occurrence comes at the time when the Entity celebrates its thirty (30) years of existence. Groethoek Dam overflow is a good indicator of water supply sustainability and that stakeholders and community at large should remain hopeful of a brighter future. Bloem Water is grateful to all stakeholders who have been supporting the Entity through all the challenges experienced while executing its mandate. Groothoek Dam has shown that despite climate change challenges the Entity remains resilient.

 

 

 

During the year 1991 the then Department of Water Affairs established Bloem Area Water Board with the aim to operate the Caledon/Bloemfontein Government Water ...

The Rustfontein Dam was constructed in 1955 within the Modder River Catchment area with approximately 940km2.The Dam receives water from the Novo Transfer Scheme and provides...

The Welbedacht Dam is a concrete barrage dam in the Caledon River which was designed and constructed by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry...

HEAD OFFICE

MODDER REGION

CALEDON REGION

ORANGE REGION

Free State

 

Bloemfontein

9301

 

Tel: (051) 403 0800

Fax: (051) 442 5333

Rustfontein Dam

 

Selosesha

9783

 

Tel: (051) 442 7000

Fax: (051) 442 7003

 

Welbedacht Dam

 

Wepener

9944

 

Tel: (051) 583 1919

Fax: (051) 442 5333

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2 Park Avenue

9992

 

Tel: (051) 763 0486

Fax: (051) 763 0595

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