Nelson Mandela Bay Municipal Water Services Development Plan 2018-2021
AfriCoast Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd was responsible to investigate, develop, maintain and complete yearly audits on the Water Services Development Plan (WSDP) on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) for a period of 3 years.
Water Services Authorities are required in terms of the Water Services Act, 1997 (Act No. 108 of 1997), as well as the ‘Regulations relating to compulsory national standards and measures to conserve water’, as issued in terms of sections 9 (1) and 73 (1) (j) of the Water Services Act, 1997, to report on the implementation of its water services development plan during each financial year and to include a water services audit in such annual report.
The purpose of the WSDP lies in the need to plan for water services whereby key targets of the NMBM are set for a 5-year period. Furthermore, it is a mechanism used to identify and address water service priorities, in terms of Basic Water Services, High Level of Services, Water Resources, Environmental Impacts, Effective Management, and Transfers within the NMBM’s area of jurisdiction. Finally, the WSDP forms the basis on which the Water and Sanitation Master Plans are based that in turn provides more detail for planning purposes.
The 3 year development and maintenance of the NMBM water services development plan was successfully completed and handed back over to NMBM in 2021.