Johannesburg Water upgrades nearly 50 000m of water and sewer pipes

Ensuring the reliability and efficiency of water and sewer systems is paramount to sustaining the City of Johannesburg’s growth and development.

Amidst the challenges posed by ageing infrastructure, Johannesburg Water’s Pipe Replacement Programme stands as a beacon of progress and determination to improve service delivery by addressing the challenge of continuous and uninterrupted water supply and ensuring the residents of Johannesburg are afforded the dignity and hygiene that goes hand in hand with sanitation services.

While the task at hand is undeniably daunting, recent achievements underscore the Pipe Replacement Programme’s efficacy and impact. In the last financial year (2022/23) Johannesburg Water replaced 19km of water infrastructure and an impressive 28km of sewer pipes across all regions.

Surpassing its target of replacing16km of sewer pipes, this demonstrates Johannesburg Water’s commitment to addressing critical infrastructure needs and ensuring the continued delivery of essential services to residents.

The significance of these accomplishments cannot be overstated, especially in light of the challenges posed by ageing infrastructure and existing infrastructure renewalbacklogs due to budget constraints; and without proactive intervention, the risk of service disruptions and physical losses looms large.

As such, the Pipe Replacement Programme serves as a proactive and positive measure to mitigate these risks, safeguarding the integrity and functionality of essential water and sewer systems. By investing in pipeline replacement, Johannesburg Water can both enhance infrastructure performance as well as minimise physical losses and ensure the longtermsustainability of vital services.

With continued investment and commitment, Johannesburg can pave the way for a sustainable future where water and sewer systems remain reliable, efficient, and accessible to all.

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