City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department spends 95% of its budget in the 2022/23 financial year

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate said it spent 95% of its R2.3 billion capital budget in the 2022/23 financial year.

This is part of efforts to invest in infrastructure, which provides access to good quality drinking water and dignified sanitation, particularly in informal settlements. 

COURTESY; City of Cape Town

Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Zahid Badroodien, said some of the major successes have been in enhancing wastewater treatment capacity. R248 million was spent on upgrades to Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) and R129 million on the commencement of the extension of Potsdam WWTW.

This financial year will present new challenges as our capital budget doubles. R4.3 billion has been allocated to enable us to deliver on the objectives set out in the City's Water Strategy. R604 million will be going towards the New Water Programme for the Cape Flats, Atlantis and Table Mountain Group aquifers, as well as the Faure New Water plant,” said Badroodien.

A further R38 million has also been made available for new taps and toilets in informal settlements, and the drive to repair leaks in indigent households will continue to be implemented beyond the 534 households who have already benefitted thus far.


Done by: Esona Mfazwe


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