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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Umgeni Water Reviewed Interim Financial Results as at
31 December 2014

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Umgeni Water Annual Performance: 2013 2014

  The Financial Year 2013 – 2014 (F14) closed on a positive note for Umgeni Water as it continued to entrench its position as a performing and sustainable State-owned business enterprise that delivers an affordable tariff and excellent potable water to its customers. This Annual Report is particularly significant as it coincides with Umgeni Water’s 40th anniversary and reflects the achievements, accomplishments and challenges of a modern-day water board operating in an environment enveloped by inequalities of the past and high expectations – all of which are a far cry from the Umgeni Water of 1974.


The new General Manager of Operations, Msizi Cele, took up his position at Umgeni Water on Monday, 3rd November 2014.

Water Supply
Midmar Dam Albert Falls Dam Inanda Dam
% capacity 72.79% capacity % capacity
m3/s Outflow 4.31m3/s Outflow m3/s Outflow
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