In 2015, Bosch Projects was appointed as one of four Design Consultants for the design and construction supervision of water and sanitation infrastructure to human settlements within the eThekwini Municipality, forthe third phase of this accelerated service delivery project.
Having been involved in the previous phases of the project, Bosch Projects was instrumental in the installation of over 200 communal ablution facilities across eThekwini. This contributed to the water and sanitation mandate to provide basic water and sanitation services to over 300 informal settlements, serving more than one million people across the city. In addition to the ablutions servicing the immediate needs of the community, the sewer and water infrastructure will service future formal housing projects, as an improvement to informal settlements.
The Luganda Trunk Sewer Project is a significant bulk project that services the informal settlements of Intake, Demat, Progress Place and Katshi. This project aligns with the city’s plan to centralise wastewater treatment, by creating an essential link Umlazi River bridge crossing pier construction of the upstream catchments to the existing Umlazi trunk sewer main for treatment at the Southern Wastewater Treatment Works. This catalytic project, includes the construction of a 900mm diameter concrete CAC lined pipe of approximately 4 500m; three dual purpose pipe/pedestrian bridges, with crossings of the uMlazi River, of 225m, 203m and 90m respectively and the inclusion of four reinforced concrete drop structures, a first for eThekwini, to induce a hydraulic jump under supercritical flow conditions. The construction contract commenced in September 2016 and is expected to be completed in November 2017, with the construction value at approximately R240m.
eThekwini Municipality has taken the lead in prioritising socio-economic development for the community using labour-intensive construction methods and encouraging the use of local labour and local suppliers. With a strong emphasis on skills development, Bosch Projects have sub-consulted with two eThekwini Development Design Consultants, in a mentorship role, to accelerate training and knowledge sharing in the areas of business development, project management, design and construction supervision across the project cycle, whilst our teams collectively execute the project.