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P ROGRAMME 3 W ATER S ERVICES. MS TR MBASSA DDG: REGIONS. STRUCTURE OF PRESENTATION. Overall objectives of the Water Services Programme Progress in addressing backlogs Local Government support Other Highlights for the year. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES.

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P rogramme 3 w ater s ervices

PROGRAMME 3 WATER SERVICES

MS TR MBASSA

DDG: REGIONS


Structure of presentation

STRUCTURE OF PRESENTATION

  • Overall objectives of the Water Services Programme

  • Progress in addressing backlogs

  • Local Government support

  • Other Highlights for the year


Strategic objectives

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

  • Ensure basic water supply and sanitation (1)

  • Ensure effective delivery of WS (2)

  • Ensure effective WS institutions through(3)

  • Effective transfers of DWAF WS schemes to appropriate institutions (4)

    • Effective operation & management


Achievements basic water and sanitation supply

ACHIEVEMENTS BASIC WATER AND SANITATION SUPPLY

Water

  • 1, 25m million people were served against

    the target of 1,5 million (1 million served in

    2005/06)

  • There has been an overall improvement in access to water services from 59% since

    1994 to 94% in the year under review


Achievements basic water and sanitation supply1

ACHIEVEMENTS BASIC WATER AND SANITATION SUPPLY

Sanitation (households)

  • 200 000 households (940 000 people ) have received basic sanitation against a target of 350 000 households

  • 14,33 million people remain without

    access to basic sanitation facilities


Achievements basic water and sanitation supply2

ACHIEVEMENTSBASIC WATER AND SANITATION SUPPLY

Sanitation (Bucket Eradication)

  • Out of 190 048 backlog as per March 2006, 71 747 buckets were eradicated

  • Remaining backlog figure as by 31 March 2007 is 118 301


Achievements basic water and sanitation supply3

ACHIEVEMENTSBASIC WATER AND SANITATION SUPPLY

Schools

  • Out of 2465 schools without water, 324 schools were served during the year under review

  • Out of 2134 schools without sanitation, 621 were served during the year under review

  • Secured additional funding (R940m) from NT to eradicate water and sanitation backlog in schools. Schools and Clinics Programme over 3 years (including electricity)


Achievements basic water and sanitation supply4

ACHIEVEMENTSBASIC WATER AND SANITATION SUPPLY

Free Basic Water

  • 80% of population with infrastructure has access to free basic water, the figure has not gone up despite an increase in

    number of people served.

  • Poor people served with free basic water is 68.9% (an increase of 0.9%).


Achievements drinking water quality management

ACHIEVEMENTSDRINKING WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

  • A drinking Water Quality Management strategy was revised and improved

  • Capacity building programmes for municipalities have been upscaled as we approach 2010

  • 60% increase in compliance compared to 55% in preceding year (2006 results were based on number of WSAs and other sites monitored compared to 2007 that is based only on WSAs)


Achievements service quality

ACHIEVEMENTSSERVICE QUALITY

  • Nationally there has been an improvement of 15%

  • KZN, Western Cape and Free State show significant improvements

  • Indicators of performance are in existence of a customer service system; levels of staffing; equipment; resources and ability to respond to queries within 24hrs

  • 96% submitted returns for water tariffs in time for report

  • Compared to 2004/06 the 6-20kl tariffs increased by 8%, the 20-60kl by 14% and 60 kl by 23%. The increase in the upper block attributed to cross-subsidization and water demand management

  • EC, FS, Limpopo and NC had lower tariffs within the CPI


Achievements local government support

ACHIEVEMENTSLOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

  • Developed DWAF Support Strategy aligned with the 5 year Strategic Agenda of Local Government

  • Deployed 21 engineers to needy municipalities

  • Out of 155 municipalities, 143 published checklist

  • Developed municipal support plans

  • Provided hands on support in Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, project management


Achievements local government support1

ACHIEVEMENTSLOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

  • Conducted councillor induction training to all provinces

  • Support has been intensified and initiatives to source capacity nationally and internationally have been perused

  • Benchmarking Exercise to encourage excellence was launched, agreement in place between WRC and SALGA

  • Surveys done to assess customer satisfaction

  • Reviewed 159 Water Services Development Plans


Achievements policies strategies and guidelines

ACHIEVEMENTSPOLICIES, STRATEGIES AND GUIDELINES

  • National Health and Hygiene Strategy for Water developed and launched in partnership with DOH

  • Draft National Water Services Amendment Bill

  • Sector Performance Regulatory Management System

    for water services

  • Developed Sector Support Strategy and comprehensive

    monitoring framework reporting on the sector

  • Developed Guidelines for Provisioning of Basic Services in

    Privately owned land

  • Draft regulation Strategy developed


Other highlights

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • A toll free line functional and providing insight to challenges facing the sector

  • Integrated water, sanitation, health and hygiene into the school curriculum

  • Reached 20 000 learners through 2020 Vision programme which is implemented in collaboration with the DOE

  • 515 261 households reached through health and hygiene programme

  • Initiated project on training of engineers and technicians and capacity building of NGO’s in SADC


Achievements intergovernmental relations and sector collaboration

ACHIEVEMENTSINTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS AND SECTOR COLLABORATION

  • Established provincial sector forums in the nine regions

  • Developed provincial water sector plans

  • Secured funding from Masibambane 3 which will help us achieve our objective for “Water for Growth and Development”


Other achievements

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Signed Pledge by politicians in Free State committing on accelerating service delivery

  • Held provincial sanitation summit in Limpompo

  • Signed MOC with Labour Job Creation Trust

  • Signed MOC with 8 Provincial Departments of Education

  • Launched brickmaking project owned by women in Limpopo and Eastern Cape

  • O & M strategy and models developed and implemented in NC

  • Vuna awards

  • Established Provincial sector forums

  • Interventions for needy municipalities

  • Approved Acceleration plan by Cabinet Lekgotla

  • Commitment from EU to fund Masibambane 3


Challenges

CHALLENGES

  • Capacity constraints in WSAs especially technical and programme management skills

  • Sustainability of infrastructure and ongoing service delivery is at risk as WSAs are focusing primarily on new infrastructure, neglecting operation and maintenance

  • Lack of an integrated approach towards delivery of basic services – housing, land,water,sanitation and electricity


Challenges cont

CHALLENGES cont…

  • Poor cost recovery, lack of clarity on

    indigent policy and inability to cross subsidize due to poor financial administration

  • Demand of higher levels of service

  • Lack of capacity from municipalities to absorb support provided by sector

  • Inadequate budget versus backlog


Recommendations

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Intensify the Siyenza Manje project

  • Mobilise technial expertise

  • internationally through collaborations

  • Mobilise additional funding through Treasury

  • Intensify support to municipalities

  • Implement regional bulk project

  • Collaborate with Depts of Health, Housing, Education


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