These are some of the UNSUNG HEROES at Umgeni Water during this COVID-19 pandemic period. They leave the safety of their homes and sacrifice their time with their families to ensure continued potable supply of water to eThekwini Water and Sanitation who then supply their consumers via integrated networks of bulk pipelines and reservoirs and WE SALUTE THEM. We take this opportunity to thank especially the women across all sites that ensure continued operation and maintenance of waterworks and wastewater works whilst trying to balance the high demands of their homes during this crisis period.

Lorato Oliphant, Thomas Nzama, Elliot Mbonambi, Nombuso Mkhize, Bongani Hlatshwayo are a few of the staff that manage Maphephetheni Waterworks, a 5Ml/day (Megalitre per day) plant located in Kwa-Ngcolosi (Inanda), treating water from Nagle Dam and supplies the area of Maphephetheni.

Umgeni Water is a State-Owned Entity (SOE), established in 1974, to provide water services – water supply and sanitation services – to other water services institutions in its service area. The primary activities of Umgeni Water, as pronounced in section 29 of the Water Services Act, are to provide water services (water supply and sanitation services) to other water services institutions in its service area.