Havercroft Operation Office
The Havercroft Office is the operational, technical and administrative hub of the Association.
Havercroft Residential Area
Whilst the majority of staff of the Association are recruited locally and reside in villages near to key infrastructure, the Association has residential accommodation for certain critical staff members and visiting staff travelling from afar.
Commissioned in 2003, Havercroft Weir has historically been Lebalelo’s primary extraction point for both the Olifants and Motse Rivers. With the implementation of the ORWRDP, the volume of water extracted from Havercroft Weir is expected to reduce significantly. Going forward, the Weir will remain fully operational to act as a backup supply for the ORWRDP system and to extract water for the communities in the Havercroft area.
Havercroft Settlement Ponds
One of the characteristics of water abstracted from the Olifants River is its high silt content. From a technical perspective it is prudent that the Association allows silt in the water to settle before pumping it onwards to members.
At the Havercroft abstraction point there are two large storage dams that hold water before it is pumped to Croyden reservoir and onto member off-takes.
Havercroft Pump Station
The Havercroft pump-station is the largest pumping point in the entire Lebalelo system, with the ability to pump 76 mega-liters (Ml/d) per day.
This is the first staging point in the Lebalelo system. From this relative high point the raw water is gravity fed to Clapham pump station below.
Clapham Pump Station
Currently, this is the second staging point of the Lebalelo system. Water is received from Croyden reservoir and pumped South to the systems high point at Mooihoek. In the proposed reconfiguration of the ORWRDP, Clapham will be the consolidation point for water coming from De Hoop Dam in the South and Water from the Motse River in the North East. Once the new pipeline ORWRDP phase 2F is constructed, water will flow from Clapham Pump Station to Olifantspoort Weir and on to Polokwane.
Mooihoek Reservoir is the highest point of the Lebalelo system, from here water flows downhill to the town of Steelpoort and the Lebalelo Pump Station at Spitskop.
Mooihoek Water Treatment Works
Adjacent to the Lebalelo Reservoir lies the Mooihoek Water Treatment Works. The Treatment Works takes bulk raw water from the Lebalelo system, treats it to potable water and pumps it to the town of Burgersfort in the South. The Treatment Works is the property of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and is operated by Lepelle Northern Water board, who are one of the key Water Services Providers in the region.
Spitskop Pump Station
Spitskop Pump Station is the beginning of the systems Southern Extention, through which water is provided to mines operating in the southern most area of the Eastern Limb.
Dwarsrivier Pump Station
The Dwarsrivier Pump Station sits adjacent to the Two Rivers Mine. After the raw water arrives from Spitskop Pump Station, the water continues its uphill journey to the last infrastrucutre point in the system.
Borwa Pump Station
The Borwa Pump Station is adjacent to the Mototolo Platinum Mine. From here, the water takes its final uphill journey to the end of the line at Booysendal Mine in the South.