Provinces :: Municipal Contacts: Gauteng

  System Score % WSA WSP            

Rietvlei 97.56 City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality City of Tswhane, Rand Water          
  Roodeplaat 97.22 City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality City of Tswhane          
  Bronkhorspruit 96.80 City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality City of Tswhane          
  Ekurhuleni Metropolitan 96.62 Ekhurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Rand Water          
  Greater Johannesburg 96.06 City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality Rand Water, Johannesburg Water          
  Findley Fountains 96.04 City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality City of Tswhane          
  Summperplace 95.53 City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality City of Tswhane          
  Meyerton 95.10 Midvaal Local Municipality Rand Water          
  Cullinan 95.05 City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality Magalies Water          
    The overall 2014 Gauteng Province Blue Drop score declined by 6% while the Blue Drop performance also dropped in nine of the ten Water Services Authorities.  The number of systems achieving Blue Drop Certification status also declined from 16 to 9 with 5 WSAs achieving BD status with scores more than 95%.        
    The major area recommended for improvement in the Gauteng Province, is Water Use Efficiency and Loss Management as performance below average (<50%) for any specific criterion is of concern to the Department. (Ref:  2014 Blue Drop Report )        

  Provincial Blue Drop Score:  98.1%                    
  System Score WSA WSP            

Tshwane Central and South 99.20% City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality Rand Water          
  Ekhurhuleni 98.95% Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Rand Water          
  City of Johannesburg 98.92% City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality Rand Water and Johannesburg Water          
  Mogale City 98.79% Mogale City LM Rand Water and City of Johannesburg Metro          
  Randfontein 97.54% Randfontein LM Rand Water          
  Tshwane CBD 97.02% City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality            
  Tshwane North 96.88% City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality Magalies WAter          
  Emfuleni 96.87% Emfuleni LM Rand Water          
  Waterpan 96.57% Westonaria LM Rand Water          
  Suurbekom 95.76% Westonaria LM Rand Water          
  Wagterskop 95.60% Westonaria LM Rand Water          
  Westonaria 95.60% Westonaria LM Rand Water          
  Bronkhorstspruit 95.33% City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality            
  Bekkersdal 95.29% Westonaria LM Rand Water          
  Glenharvie 95.29% Westonaria LM Rand Water          
  Carletonville 95.26% Westonaria LM Rand Water          

In spite of water services institutions in this province performing very well, the inspectors could not easily access operations budget amounts. This might well be because of technical and financial staff not operating in an integrated fashion. The 4 municipalities that could adequately present their budgets indicated that on average 12.9% of the operations expenditure was used for maintenance purposes.

  It is a bit disconcerting that only 4 municipalities (Mogale City, City of Johannesburg, Midvaal and Randfontein) could present water loss information. This could be indicative of another concerning assumption; Gauteng municipalities do not measure their water losses and thus do not included this in their financial planning activities. The average losses are reported as 25%.       

  Provincial Blue Drop Score:  95.1%                    
  System WSA                      

1 City of Johannesburg Johannesburg Water and Rand Water                    
  2 City of Tshwane Rand Water and Magalies Water                    
  1 Ekurhuleni Metro Rand Water                    
  1 Emfuleni LM Rand Water                    
  1 Mogale City LM Rand Water                    
  1 Randfontein LM Rand Water                    
  The 100% assessment coverage serves to affirmation the continued commitment by Gauteng municipalities and the Water Boards to provide reliable and uninterrupted water supply to consumers. Through the Blue Drop process, municipalities are renewing their operational baselines and reprioritise their plans with the primary objective of raising the current performance status in terms of municipal drinking water quality management.    
  The incentivebased regulatory approach succeeds to act as a positive stimulus to facilitate improved performance and public accountability, whilst establishing essential systems and processes to sustain and measure gradual improvement. The trends analysis indicates that Gauteng is succeeding in its strive to improve the Provincial Blue Drop score on a continuous basis.    
  The provincial scores increased from 74.4 (2009) to 85.5 (2010) to 95.1% in 2011. Whereas only 13 systems obtained Blue Drop scores 50% in 2010, 28 systems obtained >50% in the 2011 Blue Drop cycle. In addition, the number of systems scoring between 90 100% increased from 9 (2010) to 25 (2011) systems, as indicated in the pie chart hereunder. However, the most significant statistic is the Provincial Blue Drop Score of 95.1%, which places Gauteng as the top national performer.      



  Provincial Blue Drop Score:  85.54%                    
  Percentage of Water Service Authorities assessed: 100%                    
  System WSA                      

City of Johannesburg City of Joburg (+Johannesburg Water and Rand Water)                    
  City of Tshwane City fo Tshwane (+Rand Water and Magalies Water)                    
  Ekurhuleni Ekurhuleni Metro (+Rand Water)                    
  Emfuleni Emfuleni LM (+Rand Water)                    
  Mogale City Mogale City (+Rand Water)                    
  Provincial Top 5 Performers                    
  (Average Institutional scores; calculated from water supply system BD scores weighted according to system output)                
  City of Joburg(+Johannesburg Water, Rand Water) 98.4%                          
  Ekurhuleni (+ Rand Water) 96.8%                          
  Mogale City (+ Rand Water) 96.7%                          
  City of Tshwane (+Rand Water and Magalies Water) 96.4%                          
  Emfuleni (+Rand Water) 94.5%                          
  Quick Facts                                  

The vast majority of drinking water is supplied from the Rand Water treatment facilities that are managed according to world class standards. In December 2009 the Drinking Water Inspectorate (UK) assisted the Department to assess treatment procedures and it was agreed that treatment operations and management compares well to that of the best in the United Kingdom. 


Average Provincial Compliance figures for the 12 month assessment period:

  • Microbiological:  99.5%
  • Chemical Health:  99.7%
  • Physical & Organoleptic:  99.6%

The Gauteng Municipalities delivered a sterling performance during the 2010 Blue Drop assessments. Only 9% (1 municipality) scored less than 50%; this implies that these authorities have adapted well to the change in mindset and attitude regarding drinking water quality management. (From DWQ monitoring to DWQ Management).