Army pulls out of water project
The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) will withdraw its personnel and equipment deployed to the Vaal River Project by the end of the week.
The project got under way on 31 October, 2018.
It was meant to be completed on October last year, but was later extended to 31 January.
The defence department’s head of communications, Siphiwe
Dlamini, said over 500 members of the SANDF’s regular and reserve units took part in this project on a rotational basis.
“During the term of deployment, the SANDF managed to unblock a sewage system that was clogged up resulting in spillage, and to date a total of seven pump stations are now operational with another 24 pump stations functioning, but still requiring some attention,” Dlamini said.
“Informed specialists in the field of engineering have commended the SANDF for its demonstrable progress in this deployment which served as a launching pad for authorities to appoint a government entity specialising in wastewater treatment to build on a sterling job which has resulted in the increase of wastewater flow.” – News24 Wire