Brits water project to be speeded up – NW Premier

The Brits Water Treatment Works is one of the water projects in the North West that will receive attention this year, North West Premier, Bushy Maape, said during his State of the Province Address (Sopa) last week.

Brits water treatment plant

Maape announced that the Ministry of Water and Sanitation has allocated R50 million to the province.

He said the money will be used to improve water treatment plants, which Brits, Taung and the Bloemhof Schweizer Reneke pipeline. He also announced that several mining companies have agreed to provide engineering expertise and project management skills to speed up the expansion of the Brits Water Treatment Works.

This project has been repeatedly been delayed the past several years.

He said the North West government wants to ensure that no one goes to bed without access to clean water and the provincial government will continue to provide coordination that addresses short term water provision challenges, and collaborate with the national department for sustainable bulk water supply.