The sanitation in the urban areas can be summarised, View Summary:
with connections are presently billed on a monthly basis
funding for new developments and capital projects are virtually
non-existent and the council exclusively depends in external funding.
and maintenance of existing facilities are hindered due to the financial
and practice regarding sanitation provision is outlined in the White Paper on
Water Supply and Sanitation Policy.
immediate priority is to provide sanitation services to all, which meet basic
health and functional requirement including the protection of the quality of
both surface and underground water.
Ventilated Improvement Pit toilets (VIP) if
constructed to agreed standards and maintained properly, provides an
appropriate and adequate basic level of sanitation service. Adequate basic
provision is therefore defined as one well-constructed VIP toilet (in various
forms, to agreed standards) per household.
policy of the Nala Municipality, in full support of the objectives and targets
of the Government’s Reconstruction and Development Programme, is to ensure
that all inhabitants of the area have access to sanitation services, and that
the provision of the services are undertaken within a framework of sound
following levels of services are proposed.
soil removal, communal vacuum tanks, septic tanks system, VIP latrine
Strong emphasis is placed of
effective operation and maintenance of the system. The aim should be to have one
week’s interruption per year.
level of Refusal Removal are according to the “Red Book”, published by the
Department of Housing.
ranges from a minimum level for services, according to which a communal skip is
provided to an ultimate, door-to-door collection.
door-to-door removal of plastic bags, 85 bins or 240 bins (or Communal
removal or as required for the specific type of use