Tshwane allocates R450 million to upgrade the Rooiwal Wastewater Treatment Plant
Written by Neo Molefi on November 1, 2023
Written by: Mapaballo Borotho
The City of Tshwane has allocated R450 million towards upgrading the Rooiwal Wastewater Treatment Plant over a three-year period.
This includes R150 million spread over each financial year.
Tshwane says Priority will be given to finalise Phase 1 upgrades and to initiate Phase 2 upgrades.
There have been allegations that the Rooiwal waste treatment plant is the source of the cholera outbreak that claimed more than 20 lives in Hamanskraal.
The city mayor Cilliers Brink says while the city cannot change what happened in the past, they can learn from it and take responsibility for redressing the problem.
“The remedial actions ordered by the Public Protector accords with what the city has already undertaken in partnership with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS)” said Brink.
“That partnership agreement is being monitored by the Mayoral Committee, and a full report in compliance with the Public Protector remedial actions will be tabled at the municipal Council before the end of this month”.
“We must now all work together to provide a long-lasting solution for the benefit of the people of Hammanskraal”.
“The city will study the further particulars of the report and ensure that we deliver on our promise to the people of Hammanskraal,” said Brink.