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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