Exxaro Sewerage project for Emalahleni community

By | 2021-09-01T06:24:40+00:00 September 1st, 2021|

The Exxaro Coal Central (ECC) handed over the Thubelihle Ext.5 Sewerage Infrastructure Project to the Emahleni Local Municipality on Thursday, 01 July 2021, thereby addressing the water and sanitation issues in the Emalahleni district and improving the quality of life in this host community by increasing access to basic services. The project investment amounted to R6-million.

The Sewerage Infrastructure Project included the installation of 3.2km of sewer pipes and 47 manholes and the preparation of 280 house connections. “Proper sewage waste disposal for this community will go a long way to ensuring that the people here stay healthy for generations to come,” said Gunn Ndebele, Acting Business Unit Manager at ECC.

The spin-offs for the community were far reaching in that the project created 40 local jobs and R4-million was invested back into the local economy, benefitting 10 local businesses.

Ndebele concluded saying, “Socio-economic development has always been part of Exxaro’s DNA. Our relationships with the communities extend over and beyond the life of mines. We will continue our commitment to unlocking access to economic opportunities that help build resilient and self-sufficient communities.”

Exxaro Sewerage project brings health and hope to Emalahleni community. Photo credit: Exxaro Coal Central

Exxaro Sewerage project brings health and hope to Emalahleni community. Photo credit: Exxaro Coal Central