Provision of accessible water to residents of the Informal Settlement is one of the major objectives of Council. Water as a basic service is a must for residents of the town, Currently the Municipality has embarked upon a process to upgrade water infrastructure in the Informal settlement and formal areas by increasing the number of water connections, installation of pre-paid systems as well as possibility of individual water connections for the Informal Settlement. The residents have already been consulted and are also in favor of individual household water connections.
With the assistance of the Ministry of Regional Local Government, Housing and Rural Development’s Informal Settlements Sub – Programme of the Build Together Programe funding amounting to 1.5 Million was given for water infrastructure development in the Informal settlement for this financial year. The funds will be used towards reticulation of the 25 kilometer Main water Branch at a cost of 1,2 Million. The sewerage gratification to accommodate the capacity of sewer due to formalization of certain areas of the Informal Settlement areas will also be funded by the Municipality at a cost N$4 million. The entire project I expected is expected to be finished during this financial year. Currently the informal settlements residents use communal stand – pipe water connections.