Sewer Network

The sewer network has 1700km of pipelines with 27 pump stations within the network. Some components of old townships establishment are of Clay Pipes.
Septic Tanks:
There are areas which are still using septic tanks within the municipality averaging number of 630 units.

Pit Toilets:
All the rural areas and informal settlement use pitlatrines estimates at 30000 units.
The current challenges and problems with water and sanitation for the municipality is triggered by factors such as:
  • Imbalance between the demand and supply (Increased in water demand),
  • Overloading of systems,
  • Distribution losses (about 42%),
  • Ageing and outdated technology.
  • Lack of proper maintenance teams (incl. equipment & tools)