Sedibeng Water has deployed a Rapid Response Team to assist MAP Water with the fixing of pipe bursts and leaks in Maluti-a-Phofung municipality with a special focus on the greater Phuthalitjhaba and surrounding areas.
Unfortunately, the recent re-opening of the Fika Patso Treatment Plan on 7 April 2020 by the Premier of the Free State Province, Premier Sefora ‘Sisi’ Ntombela, has inadvertently exposed the faultiness in the rusted and aged pipe system, resulting in the bursting and leaking of water pipes in Phuthalitjhaba and surrounding areas.
The deployment of the Sedibeng Water Rapid Response Team will increase the capacity of MAP Water to be able to respond to pipe burst with urgency and speed. The Sedibeng Water Rapid Response Team will also use the services of the community-based Water Agents who have been trained to execute functions around water loss and leaks control, early warning of water loss and leaks, water resource management, water conservation awareness, water hygiene, and health awareness.
Meanwhile, Sedibeng Water contractors and the team of professional engineers are on course with the water infrastructure projects to improve water supply for the Maluti-a-Phofung communities.
They will construct the Comet and Ha-Rankopane Pipeline, construct the Reversal Pipeline near the UFS Qwaqwa Campus and repair the pipeline between Mangaung Showgrounds and Thaba Bosiu.
They will also construct and equip boreholes for access to groundwater and upgrade the Fika Patso and Sterkfontein Water Treatment Plants.
The community is requested to report water leaks and burst pipes to the MAP Water Head Office at 058 718 3700.