The successful rehabilitation of Vaal River is a major boost to Tourism industry in Vaal Triangle. The Vaal River project will be handed over to the Ministry of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation next month. In a tweet Lindiwe Sisulu announced ERWAT was in the process of wrapping over the cleaning of the Vaal River to stop sewer spillage. “We are glad to say we are now commissioning a wastewater treatment plant,” Sisulu said, during a media briefing.
Under her watch the crisis has turned around and the Vaal River system has been saved. Working hand in hand with the community and business sector in the Sedibeng District Municipality, Sisulu fixed the Vaal which was declared a disaster area at the beginning of the year.
A South African National Defence Force (SANDF) unit was deployed to clean the sewage spillage in the Vaal Dam and ERWAT has been appointed by the government to take over the SANDF’s work on the Vaal River. Sisulu said the seven cases handled by the Human Rights Commission were dropped when it became clear that the department had prioritised the Vaal.