Community activists critical of the City of Cape Town's multibillion-rand water and sanitation plan

Community activists have called on the City of Cape Town to focus on the improvement of access to water and proper sanitation services in communities.

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The City last week dedicated R4.3 billion for the next financial year to invest in water and sanitation infrastructure, with a total investment of R18.5 billion in the pipeline over the next three financial years.

At least R38 million will be used to provide basic services to informal settlements with new taps and toilets, while R1.8 billion will be channelled for the expansion and upgrade of wastewater treatment plants.

Mayoral committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Zahid Badroodien said the City wants to continue to deliver clean, reliable drinking water and dignified sanitation services to residents, as well as treat wastewater so that the metro can safeguard the environment and improve inland water quality.

According to the City, R157 million will be spent on generators and uninterruptible power supply installations for sewer and pump stations to build resilience during load shedding.


Done by: Sibulele Stuurman


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