Dawid Kruiper res­i­dents told to be pa­tient

The New Age (Free State) - - NORTHERN CAPE NEWS - TIISETSO MANOKO ti­iset­som@the­newage.co.za

THE com­mu­nity mem­bers of the Dawid Kruiper mu­nic­i­pal­ity in the Uping­ton area have been urged to re­main pa­tient as the Kei­de­bees reser­voir was be­ing fixed.

Mayor Li­makatso Koloi said the devel­op­ments at the reser­voir were just nor­mal main­te­nance work which was tak­ing place on all wa­ter sys­tems across the coun­try.

“The Kei­de­bees reser­voir is fit­ted with a float­ing roof which is near­ing the end of its use­ful life,” Koloi said.

“The roof­ing be­came worn out, al­low­ing the ingress of for­eign mat­ter into the reser­voir, this ren­ders the wa­ter un­safe for hu­man con­sump­tion.”

Koloi said the mu­nic­i­pal­ity had to ap­point a sole sup­plier for the roof­ing to be com­pleted.

“Dur­ing this process, the reser­voir com­piles needed to be iso­lated from the rest of the dis­tri­bu­tion net­works,” she said.

“It was also dis­cov­ered that some of the closed valves were leak­ing through and this re­sulted in the reser­voir still ac­cu­mu­lat­ing some wa­ter.

“This wa­ter needs to be drained from time to time.”

Re­cently, mayor Li­makatso Koloi urged the work­ers to keep up the good work and co­op­er­a­tion in en­sur­ing that the lives of or­di­nary peo­ple were changed for the bet­ter.

She re­minded the work­ers of the suc­cesses of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and also thanked the se­nior man­agers and the staff for their hard work last year which contributed to the in­sti­tu­tion re­ceiv­ing an un­qual­i­fied au­dit re­port from the au­di­tor- gen­eral.

The mayor said ac­count­abil­ity was also cru­cial in win­ning the trust of the res­i­dents.

“We want to es­tab­lish a secure en­vi­ron­ment and thriv­ing mu­nic­i­pal­ity and we are com­mit­ted to show­ing ev­ery­one that to­gether we can do more,” Koloi said.

Koloi said the coun­cil wanted to en­sure the lives of the peo­ple were changed for the bet­ter from the merger.

She said the Lungisa Konke project would be the cor­ner stone of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity to change the life of or­di­nary peo­ple.

“The project that the mu­nic­i­pal man­ager and his team started three years ago, namely Lungisa Konke, will con­tinue and through this remarkable project, the mu­nic­i­pal­ity en­sures that ser­vice de­liv­ery is sus­tain­able and re­mains ef­fec­tive,” she said.

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SECURE EN­VI­RON­MENT: Dawid Kruiper res­i­dents are urged to be pa­tient as the Kei­de­bees reser­voir un­der­goes main­te­nance work.

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