How We Work

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.

DAMS

From the rivers, our water flows into dams that are owned by the Department of Water and Sanitation. Magalies Water buys the water from the Department.

WATER TREATMENT PLANTS

From the dams, the water is channelled to our eight water treatment plants. Here we treat the water to make sure that it is either suitable for manufacturing and business uses, or safe for public consumption.

DISTRIBUTION

From our water treatment plants, the water is distributed to the industries, mines and municipalities. The municipalities have their own reservoirs from which the water is channelled to consumers. These are called section 29 services.

MAINTAINING AND BUILDING CAPACITY

Magalies Water also offers a range of section 30 services that are aimed at assisting municipalities in need – to design, develop, construct and maintain their water reticulation infrastructure and services.

The purpose of our existence is thus simple – yet powerful. We supply volumes of water and secondary services to Water Service Authorities (WSA) or Water Services Institutions (WSI) – as well as mines and industries. This in turn enhances quality of life for our communities, helps to create jobs and grow the economy.