The Maruleng municipality is characterized by low rainfall. This results in limited water
resources culminating in severe water shortages and drought condition. There is stiff
competition amongst different water users. water for domestic purpose becomes crucial.
Only 9%of the population have access to RDP standard water source. The Municipality also
provide free basic water (6000 litres per household per month).
Lack of access to basic sanitation services has created massive environmental and health
problems. The fact that most villages in the municipality donít have RDP level sanitation
constitutes a major risk in terms of ground water pollution. The main types of sanitary
system used in the municipality are water borne sewerage (flush toilets) septic tanks
ventilated improved Pit latrines (VIP), French drains and ordinary pit latrines to no
basic services at all.
Energy and electricity.
Energy distribution has important economic developmental implications with a potential to
make considerable impact. This impact relates to improved living conditions, increased
productivity and greater sustainability of the environment. In the municipality
electricity is largely generated by Eskom. About 8299 households have access to free basic
electricity. The municipality has a backlog of about 2500 households of electricity
- Refuse removal
Most people residing in rural areas do not remove waste. Residents in these
areas dispose refuse on their own, often in an uncontrolled manner. This
practice has adverse consequences for their health. Unlike the rural areas,
refuse removal services in the urban area are provided by the local
municipality. Currently, the municipality is using service provider to remove
refuse as it does not have capacity but in-house capacity is being build for
- Waste disposal
Maruleng has no licensed waste landfill site. An amount of R4M is needed to
establish landfill sites. One waste landfill will be established during this
financial year. However, the non-availability of land is a constraint.
Road usage is a reflection of peopleís mode of life. The routes, frequency and volume of
passengers and goods should basically inform the criteria for the prioritisation of road
works i.e. roads for which resources should be committed for regravelling, tarring,
lining, signage etc. Maruleng has 48.4km tarred road and 188.7km of gravel roads and its
total kilometres of roads is 237.54km.
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