A municipality in Mpumalanga has ended its contract with the Rand Water Board
Council takeover Responsibility for 147 employees, who work for the Rand Water Board on the municipal bulk water supply project, will now be taken over by the council. “Once all plans are in place, we will also take over the rest of the staff who are currently working for Rand Water on the municipality’s reticulation project. For this project, we set aside R30m.” Currently, 85% of all the households in the municipality are being supplied with running water. The mayor says this supply will improve when they start extracting purified water from the Sabie River. The council will make use of boreholes to complete the servicing of stands which still don’t have access to running water.