Construction at Rouxville water treatment plant nearing completion

───   KEKELETSO MOSEBETSI 15:19 Tue, 14 Sep 2021

Construction at Rouxville water treatment plant nearing completion | News Article

The Zastron-based Mohokare Local Municipality in the Free State has indicated that the Rouxille Water Treatment Plant is nearing completion and will soon be handed over.

The municipal technical director, Seninane Thejane, announced during the water and sanitation media tour that the treatment plant is 98% completed. He says civil work is 100% completed and workers will soon finish the electrical work and then the plant will be handed over to benefit residents in October 2021. The plant is currently serving about 3 000 households in the area and will be able to accommodate more residents in future as the population continue to grow.  

OFM News had reported that the Water and Sanitation Department has been touring the provinces in Central South Africa, including the Northern Cape, Free State and North West, to inspect and assess different wastewater treatment plants. Minister Senzo Mchunu and his deputy, David Mahlobo, earlier visited the R22 million non-operational Kroonstad Wastewater Treatment Plant. The officials will now tour the Rouxville Wastewater Treatment Plant, also to assess and inspect the plant. 

Officials have raised concerns about the influx of people from the Eastern Cape and the neighbouring country of Lesotho. Acting mayor Tjhabedi Phatsoane told journalists that this somehow presents a burden on the small town's infrastructure.

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