Report back on Water delivery challenges - meeting held Kleinmond 19 April. (see Mailchimp Ward feedback in post below on 21/4
In proposing solutions for the vexing issue of compromised water infrastructure on 19 April at Kleinmond, the following was noted:
1. The need for crisis management via a 'swat team' approach to pipe-bursts.
2. Complaints must be logged by residents to the relevant OM dept or emergency number or hotline.
3. The Mayor proposed a halt on densification in this Ward 9 and 10 area to reduce infrastructure pressure
4. Consolidation of the rationale for the wholesale replacement of water pipe infrastructure from a technical perspective.
5. The negative impact of interrupted supply to commerce and tourism.
6. The problem of a moratorium on 'roll-over' annual budgets at the national level.
7. How the remaining R29.4m for water infrastructure should be spent.
8. A piecemeal approach would allocate money to one area at a time until complete.
9. More crisis teams needed to be employed to deal with stronger demand.
10. Funneling less urgent budget allocations to water. No new funds so need to switch for priorities
11. Recent drought should remind consumers of the urgency of curbing the 45% water loss through ageing pipes.
12. The Mayor concludes that ward councillors should motivate the urgency of streamlining expenditure for rehabilitation and uitimate replacement of water infrastructure.
These are the Feedback from the Ward Committee Meetings and other related matters. They are lodged in Date order going backwards.