The Bredell reservoir in Kempton Park is almost complete with contractors applying finishes before it is ready to take in water. Once completed, the reservoir will add 22.5 mega litres of storage to the City’s existing 954 mega litres.
It is part of 29 reservoirs that the City committed to build within the three years up 2020/2021, which will altogether add 417 mega litres of water storage translating into approximately 12-hour additional storage capacity taking the total storage limit to 48 hours. This means the City will be able to supply water for a period of 48-hours in case the supply from the water supplier, Rand Water, is stopped for whatever reason.
The construction of the Bredell reservoir started in February 2018, providing labour intensive jobs to the communities living closer to the construction site.
Today we visited two of the 29 newly built water reservoirs in the Ekurhuleni. I am still shocked at what we can do in 5 years.We will soon be packaging & showcasing what we have built over our term.The 22ml reservoir in Bredell & 10ml reservoir in South-Crest are almost complete pic.twitter.com/Pz8SWg0W29— Mzwandile Masina (@mzwandileMasina) September 8, 2020
Built at a cost of R82 350 190, the reservoir will come as a huge relief to the community of Kempton Park and the industries such as warehouses and logistics companies, including the OR Tambo International Airport situated a few kilometres from the site of the reservoir.
Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Cllr Mzwandile Masina visited the construction site of the reservoir on 8 September to monitor progress, and expressed satisfaction that the construction was at 98% completion stage.