State of the Nation Address 2022

State of the Nation Address 2022

Leave No One Behind Leave No One Behind

Water sector

Water sector
Water sector

Reforms in the water sector aim to increase investment in the maintenance and construction of water infrastructure and improve water quality.

Strengthening regulation in the water sector

Will ensure that municipalities and water boards are held accountable for the quality of water, and that prices are set correctly to ensure adequate investment in water infrastructure. By reinstating the Blue Drop, Green Drop and No Drop water quality monitoring system, government will ensure that water sources are protected, wastewater treatment plants are working and leaks are fixed.

Strengthening regulation in the water sector

Establishing a National Water Resource Infrastructure Agency

Will enable South Africa to expand our bulk water infrastructure and improve the management of existing water assets to ensure water security over the next decade. The agency will be responsible for developing and managing national water infrastructure, and will be able to mobilise finance for new projects through innovative models to crowd in private investment.

Establishing a National Water Resource Infrastructure Agency

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