A RAY OF HOPE - Upgrading of the Brits Water Treatment Works

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BRITS POS – BRITS – Brits, Elandsrand, Brits Industrial area, Letlhabile, Mothutlung, Oukasie, Damonsville Oskraal and Sonop had to once again go without water for three consecutive days after the entire pump station was submerged in water and the electrical transformers flooded on Monday evening, 20 June.

This was allegedly according to Madibeng Local Municipality’s Municipal Manager (Acting), Motlalekgomo Mmope, due to the lack of power supply to the pump station. An exercise that would once again be costly to Madibeng’s taxpayers.
Earlier the previous week the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and Magalies Water organised a meeting with the media to discuss progress on the Brits Water Treatment Works and met up on Friday, 24 June at the plant.
Phase 1 of the project was completed in July 2014, but had been crippled allegedly by numerous events with contractor/municipal fraud and poor maintenance. The revised Project Cost has risen to R845 million to upgrade the plant from a 60 ML/day to 80Ml/day and provide water to an additional 75 373 households in the Madibeng Local Municipality.
“The overall civil progress is at 82%, the electrical contractor commenced with work in October 2021 and the mechanical contractor has recently commenced work,” says Jimmy Leburu, Magalies Water’s project manager. “The contractual completion is March 2023, but the project is being accelerated and the target is December 2022.