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ADM Project Implementing Agent Contract
ADM Project Implementing Agent Contract
The water board has been contracted by the Amathole District Municipality to provide project implementation agent services on 34 water and sewage related contracts to the value of R71.15 million. This project is part of Amatola Water´s strategic objective to support national, provincial and local government imperatives. The last remaining project, the Fish River Pumping Scheme that will provide bulk water to the Adelaide and Bedford areas of Nxuba Municipality will be complete in November 2008.
 

CHDM Water Conservation and Demand Management Project
CHDM Water Conservation and Demand Management Project
The appointment from the CHDM involves the enhancement of water conservation and water demand practice in the towns of Middleburg and Sada in the Chris Hani District Municipality. Funding for the project is provided by the Department of Water and Sanitation. The project was completed by June 2008.
 

Coffee Bay Regional Water Supply Scheme
Coffee Bay Regional Water Supply Scheme
The PIA appointment by DWS for the O.R. Tambo District Municipality also included the Coffee Bay Regional Water Supply scheme. The project broadly consists of the following:
 
  • Extend the existing Coffee Bay RWS to incorporate the entire Ward 1 area of the King Sabata Dalinyebo (KSD) local municipality
  • Construct a pump station and rising main from the existing Xonyeni reservoir to the proposed Ekhohlo reservoir
  • Construct a pump station and rising main from the proposed Ekhohlo reservoir to the proposed Zidindi reservoir
  • Construct gravity mains from the central distribution reservoirs to the village reservoirs Construct village reticulation
 

Eastern Cape School Sanitation Project
Eastern Cape School Sanitation Project
Amatola Water negotiated two appointments with the Department of Education (DOE) (Eastern Cape) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to implement a School Sanitation Programme in the Eastern Cape in December 2005. The DOE appointment has a value of R 40 million for a two year period to construct water and sanitation facilities at rural schools. The DST appointment has a value of R 8.8 million with an objective to establish sustainable sanitation systems at rural schools. Amatola Water is therefore acting as a means to align both client´s projects into one water and sanitation delivery mechanism.
 
The DOE funded project to construct new pit latrines at rural schools that have no facilities is underway. Two contractors were appointed on 14 December 2006 to undertake this work.
The DST funded project to establish SMME´s to empty pit latrines was completed and Amatola Water is currently negotiating with DoE to extend the contract for an additional 250 schools.
 

Izele, Chalumna, Punzana, Committees Tyefu, Macleantown and Kinkelbos Police Stations Water Supply Project
Izele, Chalumna, Punzana, Committees Tyefu, Macleantown and Kinkelbos Police Stations Water Supply Project
The Department of Public Works have appointed Amatola Water to act as a project implementing agent for their capital works programme. The project was completed successfully at Izele, Chalumna and Committees and Macleantown in March 2008. At Tyefu Police Station the project was also completed successfully and the water connection will be available once the ADM pipeline has been completed.
 

Mthatha Dam Water Supply Feasibility Study
Mthatha Dam Water Supply Feasibility Study
The O.R. Tambo District Municipality approached DWS to assist it in implementing the feasibility project. DWS requested Amatola Water to provide a project implementing agent (PIA) proposal to provide the required support to the District Municipality. The aim of the feasibility study is to investigate the capacity of Mthatha Dam in terms of supplying both rural and urban areas.
 

Nxamkwana Sanitation Project
Nxamkwana Sanitation Project
Amatola Water was appointed by the Buffalo City Municipality to implement the Nxamkwana Sanitation Project with a value of R7.98 million. This project entailed the construction of 3510 compost toilets over a period of three years. Construction of phase one of the contract (410 toilets) is complete. Phase 2 (3100 toilets) was due to commence in April 2008, but has been delayed by the Buffalo City Municipality due to funding constraints. Funding of approximately R3.5 million excl VAT has been allocated for phase 2 of this project leaving a shortfall of approximately R18 million for future years.