Lower Blyde Water Distribution Network

Project value: R500m Project duration: Ongoing since 2003

MBB manages the gravity pipe network (Ø300mm to Ø1.5m) supplying water from the Blydrivierpoort Dam. The system serves 7 000 ha irrigated land and the Hoedspruit air force base and town.

The project consists of 240 off takes, a 120 km long pipe network with pressure control chambers, sophisticated remote monitoring and control systems. Approximately 88 million m3 of water is distributed in the network per annum.

MBB is responsible for all aspects of the project, including maintenance, repairs, upgrades, invoicing to customers and financial reporting.