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