FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ADM TO HOST A TWO DAY WATER INDABA
ADM HEADQUARTERS, TUESDAY, 07 NOVEMBER 2023
DID YOU KNOW ??
Among ADM’s responsibilities are the operation and maintenance of dams, boreholes, treatment facilities and
pump stations currently consisting of 30 Water treatment works; 15 Wastewater treatment works; 286
Operational boreholes; 6 River abstractions; 145 water pump stations; 55 sewer pump stations; 17 dams; 1
264 reservoirs; over 7000 km of pipeline; 35 000 domestic meters.
The current replacement cost of ADM’s Water Services Infrastructure is approximately R6.2 billion.
An estimated amount of R3.8 billion is required to address all outstanding water and sanitation backlogs.
Approximately R3.3 billion is required to eradicate the water backlogs and R500k to ensure that all residents
have access to proper sanitation facilities. The current grant allocation is R608m and it would therefore take
more than six years to fully eradicate all water and sanitation backlogs.
There is currently a shortfall of over R100m per annum to adequately fund operations and maintenance. As
a result, a maintenance backlog has also developed.
IMPACT OF INADEQUATE FUNDING
Currently, ADM has an inadequate operational budget to operate and maintain this infrastructure effectively.
This results in frequent breakdowns and slow turn-around times to repair broken infrastructure.
In hosting the Indaba , the hope is to find usable tangible means that will help close the gap between
available resources, the growing infrastructure needs as well as precise water services development plan that
includes its infrastructure maintenance and source investigation to gain confidence from its consumers whilst
also promoting a sustainable financial recovery process through effective/ efficient revenue collection.
EVENT : ADM WATER INDABA | DATE : 09 - 10 NOVEMBER 2023 | VENUE : REGENT HOTEL , EL
TIME : 08H00 – 17H00
Media RSVP: Sisa Msiwa on 0798894921 | WhatsApp: 0712158257 | Email:
For all Media Enquiries contact Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso on 0835169122 | Email:
Issued by the Communications and Customer Care Unit
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