Mexpanding infrastructure to channel bulk water from the national water carrier and distribute it to Water Service Authorities (WSAs), Water Service Institutions (WSIs), mines, businesses and other industries.agalies Water boasts a continuously improving capability and an ever
This includes pipelines, water treatment plants, reservoirs, pumping stations, reticulation systems as well as a South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) accredited laboratory that is authorised and certified to analyse and rate the quality of water.
The quality of our water is an element that Magalies Water takes immense pride in and we are pleased to state that we comply and exceed the minimum requirements of SANS 241:2011 standards. In simple terms, this means that our water is of a higher quality than what the industry norm is; that it does not pose any health risks and its safe for drinking.
A Water Services Authority (WSA) is any municipality that has the executive authority to provide water services within its area of jurisdiction. Magalies Water directly supplies water to the following WSAs in the Gauteng, North West and Limpopo region:
In terms of the legislation the minister is the custodian of water resources in the country. Magalies Water abstracts water from the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) dams. From DWS’ dams, the water is channelled to water treatment plants (WTPs) where it is treated before we channel it to WSAs and other clients. Currently, we have four WTPs, namely Vaalkop, Klipdrift, Wallmansthal and Cullinan.
The Vaalkop WTP has a design capacity of 240ML/day. Raw water is abstracted from the Vaalkop Dam in the Crocodile River catchment area. The water produced from this plant is distributed to the North West and Limpopo provinces.
The Klipdrift WTP has a design capacity of 18ML/day. Raw water is abstracted from the Roodeplaat Dam in the Pienaars River catchment area. The water produced from this plant is distributed to the Limpopo and Gauteng provinces.
The Cullinan WTP has a design capacity of 16ML/day. Raw water is abstracted from the Bronkhorstspruit Dam in the Pienaars River catchment area. The water produced from this plant is distributed to the Cullinan Diamond Mine and the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality (CoT).
The Wallmansthal WTP has a design capacity of 12ML/day. Raw water is abstracted from the Roodeplaat Dam in the Pienaars River catchment areas. The water produced from this plant is distributed to the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality (CoT) and some individual customers.
Magalies Water also supplies bulk water to the following mines:
An average household uses 250 litres of water per day. Magalies Water currently has the infrastructure and capacity to supply 314 megalitres or 314 million litres of water per day. Hypothetically, if water was to be used for domestic purposes alone, we could directly supply more than 1, 2 million homes.