Projects

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The five-year Capex Programme 2021- 2025

Progress on Implementing Projects

Impact of National Lockdown on Project Implementation

The Entity has compiled a five-year Capital Infrastructure Programme, which comprises several water augmentation projects that will address the future water demand and supply, in accordance with predictions made in 2012. However, due to various challenges and the required investment, the Board has approved the extension of Rustfontein Water Treatment Works, as discussed below, as the main priority project.

The Entity had a total of 14 active multi-year projects that were under implementation from the previous financial year. The projects are at different stages of implementation, with some at planning and design, while others are under construction. As referred to earlier, more focus has been put on refurbishment projects due to funding challenges that resulted in the Entity deferring most of the Capital Infrastructure Projects.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected a number of businesses. In line with lockdown regulations, the construction industry had to immediately shut down. This resulted in projects being negatively affected in terms of completion dates, which will have to be extended by an additional three (3) months to cover the time lost due to the national lockdown – over and above the delays due to inclement weather and excessive rainfall that was experienced between January and February 2020.

Project Name

Project Description

Municipal Area(s)

Start & Completion

Work Done to date

Implications

Extend Treatment capacity at Rustfontein

Increase WTW capacity from 100 Ml/day to 150 Ml/day

Augment water supply in Mangaung Metro, Mantsopa LM, Excelsior Town

Phase 1:  October 2015, designs completed

 

Phase 2:

To commence once Funding is secured

Phase 1:

Design Completed, tender documents completed

 

Phase 2:

Construction not yet started – funding required

Water supply shortage to the Mangaung Metro and surrounding Municipalities

 

Increased construction cost as the project is delayed

Pipeline from Lesaka Reservoir to OK / Motlatla Reservoirs

10 km pipeline from Lesaka to Thaba Nchu

Augment water supply in Mangaung Metro and Thaba Nchu

Phase 1: September 2016 designs completed

Phase 1:

Designs and Tender Document – 100% completed

 

Phase 2:

Construction not yet started

Water supply shortage to the Mangaung Metro and surrounding Municipalities

 

Increased construction cost as the project is delayed

Xhariep to Knellpoort pipeline

Phase 1:

Conduction of Detailed Feasibility (Ministerial Directive)

 

Phase 2:

Construction of 180km of 600mm diameter pipeline

Augment water supply in all Municipalities listed below:

 

Mangaung Metro, Kopanong LM, Mantsopa LM –Excelsior Town

Total population of over 1.2 million

Pre-feasibility completed 30 September 2015

Phase 1:

Pre-feasibility completed 100% and detailed feasibility to be done

 

Phase 2:

To commence once detailed feasibility and designs are completed, subject to funding secured for construction

Water supply shortage to the Mangaung Metro and surrounding Municipalities

 

Increased construction cost as the project is delayed

Welbedacht WTW to Knellpoort dam

Construction of the 17km of Raw Water pipeline between Knellpoort Dam and Welbedacht WTW

Augment water supply in all Municipalities listed below:

 

Mangaung Metro, Kopanong LM, Mantsopa LM –Excelsior Town

Total population of over 1.2 million

Phase 1: Completed August 2016

Phase 1:

Completed feasibility and final design

 

Phase 2:

Construction not yet started

Water supply shortage to the Mangaung Metro and surrounding Municipalities

 

Increased construction cost as the project is delayed

Pipeline from Rustfontein WTW to Lesaka Reservoir 

Construction of the 15 km of 700mm diameter ductile iron from Rustfontein to Botshabelo to augment supply along the existing 660mm Steel Pipeline

Augment water supply in Mangaung Metro, Mantsopa LM

31 December 2020

Construction, progress 100%

None

Additional Boreholes in Thana Nchu

Borehole Exploration Project in Mangaung Metro for Water Supply Augmentation

Augment water supply in Mangaung Metro North and South of Thaba Nchu

28 February 2020

Phase 1:
Completed – 64 Boreholes drilled 

Phase 2:

26 equipped

Drought relief measures, water supply shortage in Municipalities

 

 

Phase 1:

 

33.7km Steel pipeline of 1000mm diameter pipeline from Brandkop to Leeuwkop junction

 

Phase 2:

The Construction of the remaining 71.3 km

Construction of the additional 33.7km Steel Pipeline along the existing Prestressed Concrete main pipeline with a total length of 105km from Welbedacht to Bloemfontein

Augment water supply in all Municipalities listed below:

Mangaung Metro, Kopanong LM, Mantsopa LM –Excelsior Town

Total population of over 1.2 million

Completion by 31 March 2021

Phase 1: Construction   in Progress – 58%

 

Phase 2: 71.3km feasibility study to be conducted

Water supply shortage to the Mangaung Metro and surrounding Municipalities

 

Increased construction cost as the project is delayed

Construction of 13km of 250mm diameter pipeline from Booster Station to new reservoir at Dewetsdorp

Construction of additional pipeline for 13km in Dewetsdorp to augment Water supply

Dewetsdorp

Completion by 31 October 2020

Construction in progress – 95%

Water supply shortage to the Mangaung Metro