Successful NRW Reduction Can be Done!Pressure Management Ensures Cleaner Water Comprehensive Efficiency Program Cuts Water Losses and Creates Over 300 JobsNRW Management Project Saves over 200,000 Cubic Meters of Water YearlyCommunity Awareness Program Leads to Repaired Leaks and Better ServiceEmpowering Local Residents to Improve Water EfficiencyPressure Management Saves Millions of Cubic Meters and Dollars AnnuallyEvaluation and Proper Management of Valuable Water ResourcesEfficiency Management Project Increases Supply Capacity and Improves Infrastructure
Lack of staff has been a continuous challenge in municipalities throughout South Africa and a significant contributor to poor service delivery.
To improve its serves, the Department of Water Affairs Gauteng Region and the Mogale City Municipality decided to establish a Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management department within the municipality.
The goal of this project was to hire and train young local residents to conduct NRW Management Activities to improve water services.
To train local residents in how to handle water demand efficiency and effectively through:
- Leak detection
- Control valve maintenance
- Meter reading
- Domestic Leak auditing
- Community engagement and awareness training
- Twelve previously unemployed and unskilled local individuals were hired, trained and engaged to bolster the capacity of Mogale City Local Municipality.
- These individuals have been successfully assisting the municipality with the implementation of NRW Management since 2007.