Utilities need to ensure that quality water is provided to all relevant sectors of society. Water loss is a major threat to water security. Drakenstein Municipality, in South Africa’s water strapped Western Province, has been successful in bringing down water losses from 34% to an average of 11%, at its lowest, with these 7 infrastructure-related interventions.
The minimization of loss or waste, care and protection of water resources and the efficient and effective use of water.Although crisis elevates the need for systematic water conservation practices, proactive measures lead to sustainable outcomes.
Maintain a register of water services infrastructure assets
Put a system in place to manage this infrastructure in terms of a maintenance and rehabilitation plan
This plan must be based on the principle of preventative maintenance and must be part of the water services development plan
Infrastructure assets must be rehabilitated and/or replaced before the end of their actual and estimated useful lives
Necessary capital funds must be allocated for this purpose
Under-expenditure in maintenance
Under-investment in rehabilitation
Water Demand Management (WDM)
Water Services Development Planning (WSDP)
Storm Water Management
1. Pipe replacements 2. Bulk and domestic water meters replacement 3. Pressure management 4. Leak detection and repair 5. Stepped water tariffs 6. Public awareness campaigns 7. Upgrade information and management tools
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