City invests R7.4 million into Ivory - Park’s sewerage system upgrade
Johannesburg Water, the City of Johannesburg’s water and sanitation service provider, has allocated more than R7.4 million to replace sections of the sewerage network in Ivory Park, Region A, that are prone to blockages. Region A has in recent years come under immense pressure as a result of increased densification from population growth, among other factors. Residents have been complaining about the frequency of sewer blockages and spillage into the streets, exposing them to potential health hazard and environmental pollution.
Infrastructure Upgrade and Renewal Project to the value of R1.7 billion, saves City R700 million.
The project commenced in Soweto in 2004 with the objective to tackle massive physical losses from pipe leakages and pipe bursts and commercial losses from deemed consumption at a flat rate to prepaid metering through fixing and repairing internal plumbing and pipe replacement. Before the implementation of Phase-I in Soweto, more about 40% of the water supplied to Soweto was lost through physical (i.e. pipe leakages) and commercial losses (i.e. cost recovery)