Wallacedene residents welcomed the installation of two water tanks in the Nkandla informal settlement.
The City’s Mayco member for water and sanitation, Xanthea Limberg said the water tank programme aimed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in vulnerable communities by providing “drinking quality” water for health and hygiene purposes.
Yesterday Ms Limberg visited the Nkandla informal settlement, which is home to 161 households.
She added that each tank has the capacity of 2 700 litres of water, and a total of eight collection points.
More than 90 water tanks are being installed in various informal settlements across the City, particularly on City-owned land.
Phase one of the programme has been rolled out, while phase two will see 244 water tanks, each with a capacity of 2 500 litres of water distributed to informal settlements, and will be donated from the National Department of Human Settlements.
“ A total of 23 tanks have been installed at informal settlements to enhance existing water access. I would like to thank the Nkandla community for assisting our teams by clearing the spaces for preparation of installation of the tanks, and their overall helpful cooperation with the efforts,”said Ms Limberg.