Umgeni Water, a state-owned entity, is one of Africa’s most successful organisations involved in water management, and is the largest supplier of bulk potable water in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The organisation was established in 1974, and has grown over the years to become an entity of strategic importance in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal and indeed South Africa. Umgeni Water has six municipal customers, namely eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Ilembe District Municipality, Sisonke District Municipality, Umgungundlovu District Municipality, Ugu District Municipality and Msunduzi Local Municipality. The organisation currently supplies 426 million cubic metres of potable water to its six municipal customers.

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Chief Executive Newsletter

Welcome back to my Blog. Time certainly marches on when you are busy, and it has been a busy period since we last communicated through this column.

Department of water affairs, Umgeni water & Umhlatuze water join hands to brief media on national water activities

On 12th March 2014 the Department of Water Affairs, Umgeni Water and Umhlatuze Water held a joint media briefing on the banks of Blue Lagoon in Durban to outline each entity’s activities for National Water Week, which began on 17th March 2014 and will end on 23rd March 2014.

Umgeni Water implements four new Corporate Social Responsibility projects

In less than a year since the formal implementation of a Corporate Social Responsibility policy, Umgeni Water continues to make a tangible difference to the communities in its operational area through the sponsorship of life-changing projects.


Water Supply
Midmar Dam Albert Falls Dam Inanda Dam
99.47% capacity 100.41% capacity 100.64% capacity
0.92m3/s Outflow 4.68m3/s Outflow 2.92m3/s Outflow
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