n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Aqueducts to address Durban's water needs : water engineering

Volume 21, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The eThekwini municipality is throwing Durban two urgently needed water lifelines - the second phase of the Western Aqueduct (WA) which begins at Inchanga Station and ends at Ntuzuma with spur pipelines to Mount Moriah and Tshelimnyama, and the urgently needed Northern Aqueduct Augmentation (NAA) project, which will carry much needed water to the eastern and northern regions of eThekwini as far as Umhlanga, Phoenix and Waterloo.

Neil Macleod, head of eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS), has confirmed that the two long-term projects, which are expected to span at least seven years, are now officially under way, although at different stages of roll-out.
He says the initial studies carried out by EWS indicated that the optimal solution to address imminent capacity problems would be the installation of a new bulk supply pipeline from Umlaas Road through the outer and inner west areas, and terminating in Ntuzuma.
This became known as the Western Aqueduct.

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