Health risks to residents have been eliminated through the construction of the first comprehensive solid waste transfer station in the Free State The Virginia Transitional Local Council embarked on a comprehensive and sustained six-year programme to improve its solid waste handling process in order to meet high operational and environmental standards. The first comprehensive solid waste transfer station in the Free State was developed as part of the project. The station can accommodate small entrepreneurs who want to collect specific types of waste material.
Unemployed people and emerging contractors were used on a project to reduce uncontrolled water flows in this overcrowded township Uncontrolled flows of water used to occur virtually everywhere in Alexandra township north of Johannesburg. It was most noticeable in the streets, where water from various sources flowed into the nearest kerb inlet to the stormwater system, threatening the road system, while ultimately ending up in the Jukskei River. This posed a serious pollution problem to both Alexandra and the river. The flows were mostly the result of blocked and overflowing sewers, spilled water at standpipes, and discarded water in the shack areas.