Umgeni Water is the bulk potable water services provider to the uThukela District Municipality in terms of an agreement signed on 17th October 2018. In order to execute this function and achieve service level compliance, Umgeni Water operates and manages three water treatment plants within the town of Ladysmith and surrounding areas.
These water treatment works are: Ezakheni, Olifantskop and Tugela Estate. Effective and efficient bulk potable water (drinking water) services provision requires that these plants are maintained and upgraded on a regular basis.
To enhance efficiencies in conveyance of drinking water in bulk so that the agreed volumes are received by the municipality, it is imperative that the amount of raw water entering these plants and the amount of treated water leaving them are constantly monitored. This is done through installation of inflow and outflow monitoring metres.