Enviro Metsi is continuously looking for ways in which to assist municipalities and other Water Services Authorities with the daunting task that they face when it comes to managing, operating and maintaining the Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities they are responsible for.
Some of the projects we were recently involved with include Plant & Process Audits combined with the updating of Water Safety Plans for Breede Valley Municipality, the Management and Support to Wastewater Treatment Works within Drakenstein Municipality and we formed part of a consortium who assisted the National Department of Public Works in complying with the requirements set out in the Blue Drop Programme (Northern Cape & North West Regions). We are also involved with the Drinking Water Quality Management Programme for Stellenbosch Municipality.
Projects focussing on training of Process Controllers include training done for Drakenstein Municipality, Oudtshoorn Municipality as well as the Department of Public Works: Western Cape Region.
We were also involved with mechanical upgrades at the Grabouw WWTW (as sub-
Management & Support of Wastewater Treatment Works within Drakenstein Municipality
Enviro Metsi is proud of the fact that we have a team on Class V and Class VI Process Controllers, some of who are registered as Pr.PC Water (Professional Process Controllers), who can not only ensure legislative compliance to the relevant legislation, but also assist in improving the current operations on a Water Services Works by sharing and implementing some of their practical experience with the operational staff employed at the Works.
This is exactly what Drakenstein Municipality experienced when Enviro Metsi was requested to provide them with a Class V Process Controller and assist in the management of their Wastewater Treatment Works during 2017
Upgrading of the Grabouw Sewage Treatment Works: Mechanical Equipment
For this project Enviro Metsi joined forces with Circuit Water Engineering Equipment to refurbish 3 clarifiers and replace 1 Mixer (anaerobic zone) & 4 Aerators (aerobic zone). Circuit Water supplied the equipement while Enviro Metsi managed the project and dealt with the installation of the new equipment.
Training of Officials from Oudtshoorn Municipality on Water and Wastewater Treatment Process
Enviro Metsi also concluded a training project for Oudtshoorn Municipality where 7 Unit Standards worth of training was provided to 10 learners. As the learners are employed on a full-
NQF 2 Training for Department of Public Works: Western Cape
(National Certificate: Water & Wastewater Process Control)
In order to empower the Department's Process Controllers, Enviro Metsi presented a 30-
Public Works' personnel over a 3-
Updating Water Safety Plans for Stellenbosch Municipalty
Water Safety Plans were introduced as a holistic approach to Drinking Water Quality Management in South Africa. It provides a systematic and transparent approach to ensure the consistent provision of safe water with a clear focus on public health.
As Stellenbosch Municipality had existing WSP’s, Enviro Metsi assessed the existing plans, each of their systems in terms of its physical conditions as well as the water quality applicable to each of the systems and provided Stellenbosch Municipality with a new set of Water Safety Plans. These were then combined into Management Plans where specific sections of the various documents were extracted and used to develop Management Tools that apply to specific departments within the Municipality. This enables specific people to focus on the sections of the WSP's where their input is required without getting distracted by details that don't specifically apply to the section they work in.
Drinking Water Quality Management: Stellenbosch Municipality
Stellenbosch Municipality awarded the contract for their Drinking Water Quality Management to Enviro Metsi in 2013. This included sampling of potable water throughout the Stellenbosch area, the
evaluation of the results obtained and providing input into Water Quality Management and the Blue Drop Programme.
Repair, Operation & Maintenance of Helderstroom & Buffeljagsrivier WTW and WWTW
The Department of public works initiated the so-
Due to our successful track record in the Operation, Maintenance and Management of Water and Wastewater Treatment Works, Enviro Metsi was contacted by Botes & Kennedy Manyano, who were involved in the civil works on these plants, to be involved as Specialist Subcontactor.
Helderstroom Water Treatment Works (Villiersdorp) treated about 3 Ml/d through a conventional Water Treatment Works while Buffeljagsrivier (Swellendam) had a capacity of about 150m3 of water per day – treated by a “Package” Water Plant, the effluent from these facilities are treated by means of activated sludge plants.
Professional Consultancy Services for establishment of Blue Drop Requirements for Department of Public Works
The Department of Public Works recently launched a program to turn around their virtual non-
Enviro Metsi joined forces with Nyeleti Consulting Engineers and West Bio-
Lebombo Port of Entry: Compilation of Water Safety Plan, Wastewater Risk Abatement Plan as well as O&M Manuals
Based on our experience with these Blue Drop & Green Drop Support Documents, the contractor who is responsible for the Operation & Maintenance of the Water Services Works at this Border Post contacted Enviro Metsi for assistance.
Water Process Audits & Update of BVM’s Water Safety Plan
As per Best Practice and guided by the requirements of the Blue Drop Programme, Breede Valley Municipality requested an independant consultant to conduct Plant & Process Audits and then use that information to update their existing Water Safety Plans.
Enviro Metsi completed this task in close cooperation with the technical staff from Bredde Valley Municipality and provided them with an updated Water Safety Plan for each of their Supply Systems. The major finding from these individual Water Safety Plans were then collated into a Summary Report which was presented to the Municipal Manager and the relevant Directors -