The following is a simplistic depiction of where Magalies Water fits into the bulk water supply chain.
CROCODILE AND PIENAARS RIVERS
Our two major catchment areas where rainfall accumulates and where our water comes from – are the Crocodile and Pienaars Rivers.
MAGALIES WATER MANDATE (Section 29 Service)
The mandate of Magalies Water is to provide potable bulk water to municipalities, mines, and other businesses. Raw water is drawn from the rivers which flow into dams that are owned by the Department of Water and Sanitation and Magalies Water buys the water from the Department. Water from the dams is channeled to Magalies Water’s four water treatment plants where the water is treated and made safe for public consumption.
Municipalities are provided water by Magalies Water through the reservoir system, municipalities, in turn, draw the water from the reservoirs and provides it to consumers for household use.