PROPOSED INSTALLATION OF A TRUNK WATER MAIN IN ASSAGAY, DURBAN: ENVIRONMENTAL BASIC ASSESSMENT
The eThekwini Municipality: Water & Sanitation Unit (hereafter referred to as ‘EWS’) proposes to install a 400mm diameter steel water main pipeline (hereafter referred to as ‘the Pipeline’) within the road reserves of roads in the residential suburb of Assagay in the Outer West Region of the eThekwini Municipality. The proposed Pipeline will be approximately 2.9km long and will connect from a tie-in point in Gevers Road to an existing water main in Fraser Road, Assagay. The Pipeline is intended to supplement the existing 200mm diameter water main that currently feeds the Summerhills area, where there is a growing demand for additional water.
The EWS appointed Arcus GIBB (Pty) Ltd. to undertake the Basic Environmental Assessment and compile the associated draft Basic Environmental Assessment Report (BAR) in support of the application for environmental authorisation, as required by the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) as amended and associated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations.
Following a public comment period, the Final BAR and associated Environmental Management Programme has been compiled and submitted to the DAEARD for review and a decision (see below). As part of the Public Participation Process of the EIA, IAPs are afforded the opportunity to review the Final BAR and submit any further comments directly to the DAEARD.
Please submit any comments by post or fax directly to the Deputy Manager at the Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development’s District Office:
ATT: Ms Y. Govender
Fax: 031 302 2824
Post: Private Bag X54321, Durban, 4000