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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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Notice to all Suppliers, Service Providers and Contractors

It has come to the attention of Umgeni Water that an email is being sent to suppliers in the name of a senior employee, Executive: Operations: Mr Msizi Cele, requesting quotations for supply of six (6) “Lehmann FX 9100 Heavy Duty Pumps”. Kindly note that this email, containing the address m.cele@umgeni.org.za, is a hoax and must be treated as such. Mr Cele is not the author of this email and has no association with it.

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Message of Congratulations and Welcome from the Board, Executive Management and Staff of Umgeni Water Friday, 31st May 2019, Pietermaritzburg

The Board, Executive Management and Staff of Umgeni Water extend warm greetings to all members of the National Executive of our Government, announced by His Excellency the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa.

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WOMEN AT WORK: Global gathering of women leaders at United Nations

Women’s rights organisations continue the battle for high-level and increased participation by women in matters related to water and sanitation services planning and provision. Much of the problems associated with easy access to safe drinking water and dignifi ed sanitation can be traced back to the absence of women in planning.

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Statement from Umgeni Water on appointment of new Board of Umgeni Water Friday, 3rd May 2019

The Chairperson of the Board of Umgeni Water, Ms Ziphozethu Gabsie Mathenjwa, has been re-appointed as the Chairperson of the new permanent Board of Umgeni Water.

This was announced by the Office of the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr Gugile Nkwinti, on Friday, 3rd May 2019. Ms Mathenjwa’s appointment, along with the appointment of thirteen (13) other Board members, will take immediate effect and be for a term of four (4) years. Up until this stage Umgeni Water had a Board that was appointed in 2017 for a fixed term and Chaired by Ms Mathenjwa.

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Statement from Umgeni Water: Monday, 29th April 2019

It has come to the attention of Management of Umgeni Water that a message has been distributed on some social media platforms, including Whatsapp, claiming that “Umgeni Water staff will intensify their strike for a salary increase”.

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Quality of Drinking Water Produced and Supplied by Umgeni Water is excellent in terms of South African National Standards

Umgeni Water, KwaZulu-Natal’s largest water board, is committed to supply potable water that is fit for life-time consumption. The organisation uses conventional and advanced treatment processes that are benchmarked to the specifications of international organisations, among them the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Media Statement on some key outcomes of financial performance July – December 2018 and successful engagement between Board of Umgeni Water and Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation

KwaZulu-Natal’s largest water board has posted positive results in its half-year reviewed interim statements, underlining its position as a high-performing and financially stable entity. Customer confidence, volume sales growth and prudent cost containment are among the key factors that contributed to Umgeni Water’s strong outcomes in the period July – December 2018.

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Statement from the Board of Umgeni Water Concerning Media Coverage about Investigation to be Conducted by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) at Umgeni Water

Stakeholders are probably aware by now about media reports stating that His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a proclamation, authorising the Special Investigating Unit to conduct an investigation into certain matters at Umgeni Water.

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Umgeni Water: A year of outstanding results and a future filled with potential to grow

Financial Year 2017/18 closed on a high note and also marked the beginning of unprecedented growth for KwaZulu-Natal State-owned entity Umgeni Water.

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Mandatory water restrictions in KwaZulu-Natal’s largest system, the Mgeni System, were officially lifted on Friday, 31st August 2018, following improvement in the levels of the five dams and a weir in this system.

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Sheer hard work, dedication and resourcefulness of staff at Durban Heights Water Works (WW) have paid off, and handsomely at that. On Wednesday, 27th June 2018, Durban Heights Water Works was selected winner of the prestigious Amanzi Award, given by the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) in recognition of consistent provision of good quality drinking water in a metropolitan area or city.

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Umgeni Water continues to be considered a water sector leader with an impeccable record in governance, water quality, water resource management, water services provision, wastewater management and financial sustainability. This is evidenced in the number of water sector entities, from South Africa and other parts of Africa, that have visited it in recent years and benchmarked against best practices.

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