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Welcome to Umgeni Water

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.

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Umgeni Water Chief Executive and Managers don overalls and roll up their sleeves to clean polluted river

Senior Executives and Managers from Umgeni Water swopped
their day jobs to clean up the Baynespruit River in Sobantu, Pietermaritzbrg, on Wednesday.

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Corporate Business Plan 2016/17 - 2020/21 Released

The key focus are for the Corporate Plan period is enabling Umgeni Water to continue contributing value as an entity of state, in order to realise the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) for South Africa.

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KwaZulu-Natal Drought Persists

Umgeni Water’s operational area is in a state of a prolonged drought, a consequence of the El Nino effect. The affected areas are eThekwini, iLembe District and Ixopo. In the north of eThekwini, the level of Hazelmere Dam is below 50%.

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Chief Executive's Blog – May 2016

Greetings, sanibona, dumelang. Welcome back to my blog. The world seems to have been in a tailspin since we last interacted, and the American Presidential election campaign has had much to do with it. It is intriguing how a radical shift from Barack Obama to Donald Trump has now become a possibility in a country regarded as the custodian of freedom and liberal values.

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Water Supply
Midmar Dam Albert Falls Dam Inanda Dam
45.17% capacity 29.41% capacity 70.73% capacity
0.43m3/s Outflow 3.04m3/s Outflow 0.6m3/s Outflow
  Other dams managed by UW  
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