Mhlathuze Water

Mhlathuze Water was merged into the Umgeni Water on 1 July 2023. Information displayed here is historical information as it existed before the merger.

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X1047, Richards Bay, 3900
Physical Cnr South Central Arterial & Battery Bank Streets, Alton Industrial Area, Richards Bay
Tel 035 902 1000


The mission of Mhlathuze Water is to provide and expand affordable, sustainable, quality and reliable regional water and wastewater services to stakeholders, improve quality of life and contribute to development.

Mhlathuze Water has built and operates an interbasin transfer at a capacity of 1200 l/s on behalf of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The Entity owns Nsezi Water Treatment Plant, which has a capacity of 205 ml/day and operates an effluent disposal system consisting of three offshore pipelines up to 5km in length. Mhlathuze Water implements water Infrastructure projects on behalf of the DWS. One of the major projects that has been successfully implemented is the Jozini Regional WTP at 40 ml/day capacity, with associated bulk infrastructure. It also provides water and related services to municipalities, services of operations, and maintenance for municipal water and wastewater treatment plants.

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