New water pipes

LEPHALALE — The Lephalale Municipal Water division started with a project to replace aging asbestos water pipes in Lephalale. The aging infrastructure is currently increasing the normal rate of repairs required. The Municipality is planning to implement reliable and comprehensive water management and water losses control plans on its water infrastructure investments that is currently above twenty years old.
The present water supply systems and the capacity of virtually all infrastructures need to be increased to at least double the present capacity, in order to sustain growth over both the short and the long term.
The existing water supply systems will therefore be refurbished and/or upgraded in a manner that serves the growing population of Onverwacht, Lephalale Town, Marapong and rural communities.
The implementation of this project will enable the Municipality to curb water losses from the existing AC pipes. A critical section of around 60 km of AC pipes forms part of a section that needs immediate attention. The existing pipes ranges from 100 mm to 300 mm diameter at an approximate depth of 1m to 2 m below the ground. The project will take approximately five months to complete.
During this Municipal financial year the following streets are targeted for phase by phase replacement of existing AC pipes: Waterlelie -, Tsessebe -, Waterbessie -, Waterpan -, Valsdoring-, George Wells -, Walter Sisulu -, and Ramathlodi Street.
The Municipality would like to apologise in advance for any interruptions and inconveniences which might occur during the implementation of this project. Residents are encouraged to report water problems to the Municipality on 014 763 2193 or 082 770 0085.

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