Taung Bulk Water Supply project particularly its phase 2C and phase 2D is expected to be completed by end of April 2021. It is funded by the Department of Water and Sanitation’s Regional Bulk Infrastructure Grant (RBIG), with approximately R1 billion allocated to the project.

The project is one of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) major infrastructure project in North West aimed at developing water infrastructure that will meet the needs of the community, water demand of the community of Taung and continue to ensure that there is a continued water security.

The construction of an adequate infrastructure such as the Taung Bulk Water Supply that can support and supply efficient safe water to communities in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality is therefore a critical input to sustainable growth and development.

The scheme which is implemented in phases has created 304 jobs thus far and 189 139 households in more than fifty-five (55) villages have been targeted to benefit from this water project. The construction of the bulk water infrastructure will provide a safe drinking water to the community particularly in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati, therefore it is critical for the health and future developments.

Progress of the project

Phase 2 C: Abstraction of Water supply from the Taung Dam to the Taung Water Treatment Works and phase 2D: Construction of a new Taung Water Treatment Works include the reservoirs, distribution networks and the pump station in Bokgosing. They are both at 98% near completion.

The completion of Taung Water treatment Works will mean that the additional water will be available immediately for human consumption to supply the Taung area and surrounding villages.

To date, the pipeline distribution network in the Eastern portion and Southern portion of Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality has been commissioned. The distribution network in the Central portion and North portion will commence with construction in the new financial year, commencing in July 2021.

The Project, which was recently mentioned by Hon. Premier Job Mokgoro in his State Of the Province Address, is projected to supply reliable water to more than 217 429 people residing within Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati Municipality.