ORWRDP-2C comprises a 40 km distribution pipeline from De Hoop Dam, which feeds the De Hoop Water Treatment Works at Steel Bridge, and a pump station near Steelpoort, where it will interconnect with the Lebalelo Water Users’ Association infrastructure and continue on to the Mooihoek Water Treatment Works (via ORWRDP-2D, 2Eand 2F). Water from the De Hoop Dam is for the mining industry along the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex as well as for domestic consumers in the Sekhukhune District Municipality.
In January 2014, the first 10kmofpipeline was completed. This enabled water to be delivered to the
De Hoop Water Treatment Works that serves consumers on the Nebo Plateau.
During the financial year, the laying of the pipeline was completed, the final sections being the river crossings through the Steelpoort and Dwars Rivers. In addition, construction of the pump station reached 96% completion. The remaining activities are related to pipe repairs, commissioning of the pump station and rehabilitation of the servitude. As of 31 March 2017, the ready for operation milestone was projected to be achieved by June 2017.
The project experienced extensive delays. After an initial mainly due to slow progress by the contractor as well as community disruptions.Notwithstanding these delays the project is expected to be completed substantially within its budget; the delays have not affected water supplies as the construction of ORWRDP-2D is still to commence. delay in the land acquisition process that affected the start of construction, further delays were experienced