The eThekwini Municipality executive council has approved the City’s water and sanitation turnaround strategy – aimed at addressing various water and sanitation issuesThe municipality said that its water and sanitation unit developed an ambitious turnaround strategy aimed at improving service delivery to local communities. The municipality says the strategy was been developed in response to the challenges in providing basic water and sanitation services to residents, as well as in response to water security, water reliability, and wastewater treatment and sewage spills. It said that the turnaround strategy, tabled and approved at the City’s Full Council meeting on, is expected to ensure the City meets its Constitutional obligation to provide basic water and sanitation services while safeguarding more effective and efficient water and sanitation services to communities.
The municipality has identified three priority actions to achieve these objectives:
- Emergency Financial Turnaround Programme
- Managing the water and sanitation service as a business
- Implementing a management contract to achieve a turnaround of the business