The City of Tshwane Mayor Cllr Randall Williams, alongside Community and Development Services MMC Thabisile Vilakazi, visited region 1 for an oversight visit. Klipgat Waste Water Treatment Plant was one of the areas the officials paid a visit.
“It is part of the whole plan with the Mayor to conduct oversight visits to all seven regions in Tshwane. “Region 1 is the biggest region in Tshwane when it comes to km, naturally there are more challenges in this region.” said Vilakazi.
The Klipgat Waste Water project started in January 2021. Vilakazi said the purpose of the project is to restore the vandalised wastewater treatment plant to its wastewater treatment capacity. She said the project will be completed in July 2022, and the wastewater discharged from the plant into the Tolwane River should improve upon completion.
The local councilors and community members joined the MMC’s and Mayor in the oversight visit. Community members told the Tshwane officials their grievances. The community showed them where they would like them to also fix and look into in the area. They were very happy that the officials intervened and they are hands on in the area. Some of the community members were worried that their taps will run dry during the whole project.
Vilakazi said community members should not worry as this project is related to the treatment of wastewater not drinking water. The MMC Vilakazi concluded by saying “Employment opportunities will be available during construction and during operation of the plant after completion. “