New 9 089 households connected to water in 2012/13

DELIVERY of services in Capricorn district has improved to a point where eight out of ten households have access to piped water and sanitation backlog has now decreased to less than 50% of the population. 88% of households are connected to the electricity grid.

 

“This is a remarkable achievement for a rural district where the population has grown by 8% over the past decade”, says the district municipal manager Mr Ngoako Molokomme, in presenting the Annual Report for the 2012/13 financial year on Thursday 6 March 2014 in Ladanna. The district Annual Report provides details about the extent and quality of services provided by Capricorn district to its communities.

 

“We are committing to a promising future”, says Molokomme. “Day by day Capricorn district is becoming a model district that is excellent, sustainable and liveable”.

 

During the year, the municipality spent R276m on capital projects, which comprised of R196m spent on water services and infrastructure, and R30m on electricity. To that end, 9 809 new households were connected to piped water during the year, while 830 households were provided with toilets.

 

This is progress is an assurance to residents and ratepayers that capital budget is used efficiently to improve their quality of life, he said.

 

 

ENDS

 

MO SENYATSI

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CAPRICORN DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

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