PRESENTATION TO PARLIAMENTARY PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE LEPELLE NORTHERN WATER BUSINESS PLAN, ANNUAL REPORT AND BULK WATER TARIFFS Ms N.J. Manthata (Finance Chairperson) Mr L.A. Leballo (Chief Executive) 17 – 18 April 2013
Contents • Strategic Plan (2012/13) • Vision and Mission • Area of Supply and Current Capacity • Strategic Objectives and Priority Issues • Opex and Capex Plans • 2011/12 Annual Report Performance Analysis • Financial Performance Analysis (External Audit Analysis) • 2013/14 Tariff Adjustments • Consultations • Challenges / Solutions
Area of Supply KEY ISSUES (2012/13) • Financial Sustainability and Viability • Infrastructure Rehabilitation / Refurbishment • Extension and Expansion of Operations Services KEY ISSUES (2013/14) • Skills Development and Retention of skills • Project and Contract Management • Image Improvement Operates 10 purification schemes – ranging from 3 – 74 Ml/day Potable Water 140 Ml/day in Phalaborwa industries Bulk pipeline length of 1062 km with varying sizes of up to 1.2m The pipelines caters for 211 Ml/day Potable & 140 Ml/day Industrial water.
LNW’s Strategy STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES • Vision • A leading bulk water services providercontributing to continuous improved quality of life and economic growth. • Mission To provide quality, affordable and sustainablebulk water services and support to water services authorities in line with government policies and targets.
Strategic Challenges • Bulk • Ageing Infrastructure • Exceeding abstraction Permits (high demands) > Permits • Over laden treatment plant (upgrades) • Deteriorating raw water quality • Outstanding debtors by Municipalities • Reticulation • Lack of effective cost recovery, water conservation and demand management • Ageing internal reticulation infrastructure • Default on payment by consumers • Lack of maintenance • Unauthorized / illegal connections • Technical skills capacity retention
Future Schemes Various Infrastructure envisaged for O&M: • New Dam (De Hoop) – almost complete • Lebalelo Water Association Infrastructure • Greater Letaba Dam Scheme • Lephalale Bulk Infrastructure • Nandoni Dam Scheme • Flag Boshielo to Mokopane Pipeline • Other Groundwater development infrastructure.
Makhubele Dam Beginning Completed Middle
Rainwater harvesting This project was aimed at rural areas
Rustfontein reservoir 14 Mℓ in capacity
Corporate social investment 2011/12 Polokwane = 16 Ventilated Improved Pits (VIPs) & Mogalakwena 16 VIPs 2012/13 (Current) providing another 30 VIPs in Mogalakwena
Cash Reserves • Cash at hand as of 30 June 2012 = R303m • CapexInvestment • Refurbishment of Infrastructure
Way forward • Resolve outstanding debt and late payment for bulk services by WSAs • Rehabilitation and Maintenance of infrastructure • Support municipalities with regard to cost recovery, water conservation and demand management strategies • Capacity building, retention of skills and succession planning
PAJA LNW abides by the following PAJA principles followfair procedure when making a decision and clearly explain any decisions taken; allow relevant parties to voice their opinion before making any decision that might affect their rights; inform people about any redress mechanisms in their apartment. If there is no internal appeal system, they must tell citizens of their right to ask the courts to review the decision; and tell people that they have the right to ask for the reasons for any decision taken to be given to them in writing.
PAIA • LNW also complies with PAIA by amongst others making its corporate documents/ information available in: • Hardcopies, i.e. Annual reports/Business Plans • Internet and Quarterly newsletters, etc. • Furthermore any information is always provided on request subject to amongst others Section 9(b)(i)