Restoring Rooiwal into good condition

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20/10/2016. Thieves stole cables at the Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment Plant affecting this biological reactor and leading to disruptions of water supply in the Hammanskraal area. Picture: Masi Losi

The Rooiwal Water Treatment Plant, a project that is working in Tshwane to make sure that Rooiwal restoration stay on track and make sure that the local community receive water in their daily lives

The Mayoral Committee (MMC) responsible for Utility Services and Regional Operation Coordination Phillips Nel said he will make sure that Rooiwal Water Treatment Plant operates at full capacity to adequately service in its local community.

“As the Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) responsible for Utility Services and Regional Operation Coordination I will be closely monitoring the Refurbishment taking place at the Rooiwaal Water Treatment Plant, as this is a core budget priority for this administration. Investment in the refurbishment of wastewater treatment infrastructure is necessary to unlock growth opportunities in Tshwane,” said Mr Nel.

The project will be working on the upgrading of the Inlet works at the Rooiwal North Plant, upgrading of the biological reactors mixing and aeration system, upgrading of the anaerobic digester on the Rooiwal East Plant, upgrading of the anaerobic digesters on the Rooiwal West Plant, upgrading of the top sludge dewatering facility, and also grading of the Rooiwal North Plant flow balancing tank.

Mr Nel sad the contract amount of refurbishment amounts to R 253 399 726.97, excluding VAT. To date, 17% of the civil works and 8% of the mechanical work has been completed. “I have requested the team to provide me weekly updates on the work completed and the expected completing date for the refurbishment is the 20 July 2022,” he said.

The city of Tshwane remains committed to decisively address the plight of communities that rely on the Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment Plant for water.