Mhlathuze Water was established in 1980 to
design and construct a major regional water treatment plant and an offshore
wastewater disposal system to service the growing town of RichardsBay in the province
of KwaZulu - Natal. As a service provider, the organisation
has increased its service delivery to local and regional municipalities,
assisting the water service authorities to provide potable water to urban and
rural communities. The organisations area of supply now covers 37 000 square
kilometres in northern KwaZulu-Natal
with assets in the region of R452 million.
The flagship of the organisation is the
Nsezi Water Treatment Plant situated on the banks of LakeNsezi, located between Empangeni and RichardsBay. The installation was commissioned
in 1984 and has been upgraded since then, to meet the growing demand for water.
Very recently the budget was approved to commence further upgrading to this
installation and at the weir to continue to meet the additional demands for
water with the industrial grow in RichardsBay.
Established in 1974, Umgeni Water is one of
Africa's most successful organisations involved in water management and the
largest bulk water supplier in the Province
of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
It is one of the largest catchment-based water utility in Southern
Africa, supplying some 340 000 000 kilolitres of clean, safe
drinking water to almost 4.8 million people annually. Its main customers
include eThekwini MetropolitanMunicipality, Ilembe, Sisonke, Umgungundlovu and UguDistrictMunicipalities, and the
Msunduzi and Mngeni Local Municipalities.