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AUTHORISATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF MOOI-MGENI RIVER TRANSFER SCHEME-PHASE 1

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AUTHORISATION FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MOOI-MGENI RIVER TRANSFER SCHEME PHASE 1 (MMTS 1)

The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism has granted authorisation to the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry in terms of section 22(3) of the Environment Conservation Act, 1989 (Act No. 73 of 1989) to proceed with the implementation of the MMTS 1.

This Scheme consists of: the 8 metre high Mearns Weir on the Mooi River at the site of the existing 2 metre high weir, provision of standby pumping capacity at the existing Mearns Pumping Station, registering servitudes of aqueduct on the Receiving Streams (Mpofana, Lions and Mgeni Rivers) and the raising of the Midmar Dam by 3,5 metres.

This authorisation is subject to certain conditions, including the development of an Environmental Management Plan.

Details of the Record of Decision are available at:

  • Umgeni Water, 310 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg (Ms. Lyn Archer, Tel. 033 341 1345);
  • Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, 88 Field Street, Durban (Mr. James Perkins, Tel. 031 336 2718);
  • Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Midmar Dam, Howick (Mr. Jerry Bouwer, Tel. 033 330 2051);
  • Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, 185 Schoeman Street, Pretoria (Mr. Johann Geringer, Tel. 012 336 8332 or Fax 012 336 8295; and
  • Internet: //www.dwa.gov.za/

Formal appeal against this authorisation must be lodged by 17 April 2001 in writing and set out all the grounds of the appeal and be accompanied by all relevant documentation. This must be for the attention of the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Private Bag X447, Pretoria 0001 or Fax: 012 322 0082.

For all enquiries contact Mr. Geringer (details above).