About the Department
TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
The strategic objective for the Technical Services Department is
to progressively provide cost effective, reliable water services of
good quality to all potential consumers in the district.The
Technical Department is divided into three main divisions, viz:
Project Management Unit (PMU):
The Project Management Unit is responsible for the
implementation of all the capital projects in the district. The
unit has a total of 6 technical officers, two Institutional Social
Development Officers (ISDO) and a Senior Project Administrator.
Bulk Water and Wastewater Management:
The main function of the "Urban and Rural Reticulation Section"
division is to operate and maintain the water and sanitation
networks in both urban and rural areas within the Local
Municipalities that make up the Zululand District Municipality.
This section further manages the provision of emergency water under
the drought relief programme. At present all urban areas are
serviced with water and sanitation which is metered and they also
receive the 6 kilolitre Free Basic Water per month.
Rural and Urban Reticulation:
The core function for Water Services Provision Bulk is to ensure
that water and wastewater infrastructure is managed properly in
order to produce a cost effective and class one (1) quality of
water as required by the Department of Water and Environmental
Affairs (DWEA). It is also to Operate and Maintain the Bulk
Infrastructure in order to minimize down time.
The above is carried out in all Local Municipalities with the
exception of Abaqulusi Municipality's Urban water and waste