NEWLY BUILT NORTHMEAD TOWER ALMOST COMPLETE
The City of Ekurhuleni’s new 5.5 megalitres (ML) elevated water tower in Northmead, Benoni, is nearing competition. In actual fact, 90% of the overall work has been completed.
A team is working tirelessly on-site to ensure that the facility is completed and commissioned soon.
“The scope of the remaining work comprises the replacement of the existing asbestos cement pipe with a steel pipe, and this will be followed by the installation of a new chamber in preparation for the connection of the new tower to the water supply network,” says metro spokesman Zweli Dlamini.
Once completed, the new 5.5 Ml elevated water tower will be used to primarily boost pressure into the bulk water supply system. It will also improve the storage capacity and water pressure in high-lying areas.
“As a city, we have always said that water security is important hence the decision to roll out these reservoirs and towers. Water is a basic need, and our people must not be robbed of a steady and reliable supply.”
To date, the project has created over 2 000 job opportunities.