Impendle Rural Water
High up in the hills of the exquisite countryside of the midlands of KZN, construction is well underway to provide potable water to approximately 15 000 residents within the rural communities of Enguga, Entshayabantu and Macksam of Impendle as well as the provision of bulk water to the Compensation community.
Phase I of the Impendle Rural Community Water Supply Scheme is nearing completion whilst Phase 2 and 3 are on-going. Approved by DWAF and funded by Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG), Sukuma Consulting Engineers were appointed in 2007 by uMgungundlovu District Municipality to design and supervise the construction of the R42mill water supply scheme with construction being undertaken by Pilcon Projects and ZEK Construction.
The scheme comprises a total of 68km of bulk and reticulation pipelines supplying convenient, potable water to some 130 standpipes. Raw water is pumped out of the Msinga River at a rate of 50m3/h into a water treatment plant. From there and through a system of some 24km of combined pumping and gravity mains, including 4 pump stations, 9 concrete reservoirs ranging in size from 50-150m3 the water is reticulated a further 50km to the 130 standpipes extending over some 70km2
Completion of the construction of all phases was completed in June 2010