OFF-TAKE PIPELINE TO THE TOWN OF KRIEL
The project will provide a backup water supply to Kriel when the water supply pipeline from Jericho Dam is out of service. The project comprises construction of a 3-km offtake pipeline from a pipeline to Duvha Power Station and an upgrade of the existing water treatment works. TCTA is undertaking the planning, design, environmental work and providing project management in support of DWS, which is building the works itself.
The project has slowed down due to the budgetary constraints faced by DWS.
To enable the construction of the pipeline to begin, TCTA has proposed a strategy in which it procures the long-lead items on behalf of DWS. An addendum to the Memorandum of Agreement to implement this strategy has been signed. DWS will transfer the remaining project funds to TCTA to manage the completion of the project during the 2018/19 financial year.
The project will provide a backup water supply to Kriel when the water supply pipeline from Jericho Dam is out of service. The project comprises the construction of a 3-km pipeline and an upgrade of the existing water treatment works.
TCTA’s role on the project is to plan, design, undertake environmental work and provide project management in support of DWS who are constructing the works itself. Progress on the construction of the sedimentation tank which forms part of the water treatment upgrade was made up to a point whereby construction slowed down due to DWS not allocating funds to the project and construction has now halted.
The project was formally put on hold in 2018/19 and TCTA will only recommence activities when DWS makes funding available.