The Sol Plaatje Local Municipality is undertaking the 2 kilometre water pipe replacement currently underway in Adam Nomakola Street and Nobengula, the project commenced on the 09th October 2017 and expected to last for about three months before completion, this is in line with the implementation of the adopted integrated development plan to eradicate and upgrade infrastructure, the above mentioned area experienced bursts frequently due to ageing asbestos pipes.
The establishment of the site took place immediately after the launch by the Executive Mayor and everything since then is proceeding according to plan and no delays have been experienced.
The contractor started at Adam Nomakola Street and progress in terms of laying a water main for that street is 90%, house connections will be done at a later stage, we have also acknowledged that during the construction process, water interruptions will be experienced, however where disruptions are planned the affected communities will be done prior effecting such disruptions in order to allow affected the public members to make proper arrangements in terms of securing alternative water sources.
In terms of Nobengula Street, cutting of trees is currently underway and excavations for water mains are expected to commence later during this week.
We will be keeping constant communication with the affected community at all times especially were interruptions will be taking place so as to make sure the necessary arrangements are made and the notification through all media platforms is adhered to and to reach public timeously.
SOURCE: SEKI SELEKE – SPOKESPERSON IN THE OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE MAYOR