High non-revenue water worries WUC

Senai PIC: WUC
Senai PIC: WUC

Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) has revealed that its biggest challenge continues to be non-revenue water (NRW). Non-revenue water is water that is pumped and then lost or unaccounted for before it reaches the customer.

For many years, WUC has produced water that is lost through leaks, theft or metering inaccuracies. To this date, NRW remains one of the major issues affecting the corporation. On Tuesday this week, WUC Chief Executive Officer, Gaselemogwe Senai told the media that NRW is regarded as one of the key indicators of operational efficiency. “We are looking to transform the corporation into a centre of excellence and a regional benchmark for operational efficiency. We want to achieve 19% losses in our system but currently we are losing an average of 39%,” he revealed.

Senai added that they are developing this infrastructure pumping water over long distances only to lose a lot of it. “If we pump 100 litres, we derive beneficial use of 61% and some even go up to 55% because of dilapidated structures leading to frequent outbursts and pipe leaks,” Senai added.

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