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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From the Desk of the Chief Executive

Hallo and welcome back to my column where we engage on organisational and external environmental matters that are so intrinsically linked to the mandate and work of Umgeni Water.

Woodlands Primary School

It is my pleasure to address you briefly this morning on Umgeni water's decision to provide an amount of...

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
68.8% capacity 78.0% capacity 87.48% capacity
0.92m3/s Outflow 3.97m3/s Outflow 0.6m3/s Outflow
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