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Old May 11th, 2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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R2bn Spring Grove Dam - KZN | Under Construction

Great to see new projects like this keeping the construction industry in KZN trickling over, and massive downstream benefits for the future water requirements and growth of KZN.

New R2bn dam for KwaZulu-Natal

23 March 2011

South Africa's Department of Water Affairs is to spend more than R2-billion on the construction of a massive dam that is expected to provide water to more than two-million people in KwaZulu-Natal.

Most of the funds will come in the form of long-term loans sourced from the European Investment Bank and the Development Bank of South Africa, which will provide about €195-million and R250-million respectively.

Unveiling the initiative over the weekend, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said construction work on the Spring Grove Dam and its water transfer system was expected to begin next year, with the completion date set for 2014.

"This is a multi-year project which will have a long term impact on South Africa's economic development and it will contribute a great deal to our new economic growth path imperatives," Molewa said.

Mgeni River system

KwaZulu-Natal is among the provinces that have been affected by a shortage of water, with officials saying the situation was likely to deteriorate in years to come.

The construction of the dam will lead to the delivery of bulk raw water to the Mgeni system through to the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality (Greater Durban), where millions of people are expected to benefit.

The project includes the construction of a conveyance system to transfer water to the Mgeni River catchment and will deliver additional 60-million cubic metres of water a year.

Umgeni Water CEO Mzimkhulu Msiwa said water supply in the KwaZulu-Natal area had been declining over the years, and described the construction of the dam as a much-needed boost.

"Considering the challenges we were foreseeing, we are very glad to see this investment because it will give us an assurance that we can be in a position to deliver the water needs of the people," he said.

Preserving water, reducing wastage
Recently, experts told delegates at the inaugural South African Water and Energy forum conference in Johannesburg that South Africa faced a water crisis and could start having critical shortages as early as 2020.

Molewa also said the department will be using events such as the National Water Week to remind South Africans of the importance of saving water: "South Africa remains a water scarce country therefore all water sources need to be protected," she said.

The country needed to be conscious of the need to preserve water and ensure reduction of wastage, she added.

http://www.southafrica.info/business...dam-230311.htm
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Old May 11th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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From what I can gather.. the dam will be located somewhere in this region..... Trying to find out specifically where though

http://maps.google.co.za/maps?f=q&so...,0.154324&z=13
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Old May 13th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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One more scenic spot in KZN to visit.
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Old May 17th, 2011, 10:42 AM   #4
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Europeans Fund South African Dam for Urban Water Supply

ROSETTA, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, May 17, 2011 (ENS) - The Development Bank of Southern Africa and three European development finance partners Monday signed agreements to finance the Mooi-Mgeni water supply project that will provide clean drinking water to more than six million people in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.

The 225 million euro project includes construction of the Spring Grove Dam on the Mooi River at Rosetta in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and a conveyance system to transfer water to the Mgeni River catchment.

The project will provide water to the Mgeni system that supplies water to 6.3 million people living in the municipalities of Ethekwini (Durban), uMgungundlovu (Pietermaritzburg) and uMsunduzi in KwaZulu-Natal, a province on South Africa's east coast.

The agreements were signed at an event in Rosetta to mark the start of construction for the project.

The European Investment Bank, the French Agency for Development and KfW Entwicklungsbank, the German Development Bank, signed contracts to provide loan funding totalling 195 million euros (ZAR 1.8 billion), to the project manager Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority. The Authority is a state-owned entity specialized in water management and responsible for bulk raw water implementation in South Africa.

Water access and supply is one of the priorities of the South African government.

South Africa's Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Dr. Zweli Mkhize were on hand for the signing ceremony in Rosetta. Molewa said construction work on the Spring Grove Dam and its water transfer system is expected to begin next year, with the completion date set for 2014.

"This is a multi-year project which will have a long term impact on South Africa's economic development and it will contribute a great deal to our new economic growth path imperatives," Molewa said.

KwaZulu-Natal is among the provinces that have been affected by a shortage of water, with officials saying the situation is likely to deteriorate in the future.

In February, experts told delegates at the inaugural South African Water and Energy forum conference in Johannesburg that South Africa faces a water crisis and could start having critical shortages as early as 2020.

Molewa said her department will be using events such as the National Water Week to remind South Africans of the importance of saving water. "South Africa remains a water scarce country therefore all water sources need to be protected," she said.

Work at the site began today with a sod-turning ceremony. Once constructed, the project is expected to improve the security of supply of water in the region, provide an extra 60 million cubic meters each year and address water delivery backlogs.

Plutarchos Sakellaris, European Investment Bank Vice President for Africa said, "Availability of clean water is crucial for life and contributing to improved water supply in South Africa is a priority for the European Investment Bank. We are pleased to contribute to more effective financial support for this flagship initiative as lead financier under the Mutual Reliance Initiative."

Dov Zerah, General Manager of the French Agency for Development underlined "the key importance of securing access to water to guarantee a sustainable urban development in South Africa."

"The project makes a significant contribution to the improvement of the environmental protection in the greater area of Durban and supports the economic development of the region," said Dr. Norbert Kloppenburg, member of the Executive Board of the German Development Bank.

"Our financial commitment in this project is in line with our mandate of assisting government in the expansion and rehabilitation of infrastructure which is one of the priority sectors. This contribution will go a long way in ensuring that millions of South Africans have access to clean water," said T.P. Nchocho, Development Bank of Southern Africa Group Executive.

The Mooi Mgeni water project is the first time that the three institutions have streamlined financial cooperation in South Africa, under their Mutual Reliance Initiative intended to enhance the efficiency of large scale development finance projects.

The three European institutions also signed a Common Project Terms Agreement that outlines their respective roles and common engagement. All public development finance institutions, they implement the European Union's, French government's and German government's respective development policies.

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Old February 9th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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there is a website up and running...

www.springgrovedam.co.za
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This could actually be quite cool...


I wonder if this dam will be "open" to the public like Midmar... would be a nice new holiday destination I think.
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Yes it could potentially open up alot more tourism opportunities especially as it is so close to Nottingham Road
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Ok, have a bit of info on this project in an unexpected fashion. My dad is buying a bakkie from someone on the project.

Its currently filling up as we speak, so they have finished the wall, they're just finishing up odds and sods now apparently.

Its also not for recreation apparently, but I think that will change at some point. Apparently some farmers around the dam are buildings lodges/chalets already though, even though they really shouldn't be from what I've been told.
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yeah i remember reading somewhere about legal action being taken against these developers building tourism related things on the banks without permission...

A much needed water source though!
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