Clean water for ORT households

More than 22000 households in the OR Tambo district municipality were provided with clean, drinkable water between 2011 and 2016.

This was revealed by O R Tambo district mayor Nomakhosazana Meth during her 2017 state of the district address (Soda) at the Mthatha Airport yesterday.

Mthatha Bureau
MORE than 22000 households in the OR Tambo district municipality have been pro were provided with clean, drinkable water between 2011 and 2016.

Meth said 214000 (67%) of 320000 households now had access to clean water.

Of the 214000 households, 70620 in the district received free basic water due to their economic position.

Municipal bosses were compiling a project management team to expedite water services to the communities.

She said that several “strategic” regional and bulk schemes were nearing completion, including the Flagstaff water supply scheme built at a cost of R325-million to supply more than 30000 households in Flagstaff and several villages.

The mayor also announced that 79% of households in the district had access to sanitation, while R14-million had been allocated for supporting the upgrading of strategic roads to make the district attractive to outside investors.

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