Oudtshoorn water treatment facility to get R5,8m upgrade

The WC govt resolved to extend its advisory role in the area until a new council has been elected.

Oudtshoorn Municipality logo. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape government has allocated R5,8 million to upgrading a water treatment facility in Oudtshoorn as it tries to get service delivery back on track in the Karoo town.

The provincial government yesterday resolved to extend its advisory role in the area, until a new council has been elected after the local government elections.

A forensic investigation has identified more than 100 policy transgressions by the town's municipality, including cases of alleged fraud and corruption.

James Styan, spokesperson for Environmental Affairs MEC Anton Bredell, says "There was a big challenge regarding waste water treatment works in Oudtshoorn and a lot of work have been done to upgrade those processes. When we got there they had a three megalitre capacity per day that has been upgraded to about eight and a half litres per day, which is a massive accomplishment."