The Engineering Services Department, previously known as Public Works, comprises five sections, namely: Water Quality Control, Project Management, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Roads and Stormwater and Fleet Management
(Acting) Director of Department: Mr. MJ Rhode
Tel: 044 501 3265
Fax: 086 570 5405
Secretary to Head: Engineering Services
Miss. Estelle De Bruin
Tel: 044 501 3261
The Engineering Services Department comprises of five sections
Electricity and Mechanical Engineering
To ensure a safe, effective, uninterrupted and economical electrical and mechanical engineering service to the community within the municipal supply area.
The fields of responsibility include:
Bitou Municipality currently has a total Fleet of 125 vehicles, comprising of Sedans, LDV`s, Plant, Small, Heavy and Extra heavy commercial vehicles.
Fleet services are designed in order to minimize vehicle investment risks, reduce transportation and operational costs, improve transport efficiency and increase productivity to meet the service delivery demands of Bitou Municipality.
This results in an overall optimization of the Municipality`s fleet management process.
Fleet Manager: Sujeeth Sunkar
Tel: 044 501 3269
Responsibilities of Project Management are the following:
Manager Project Management: Mr. Omar Essa
Tel: 044 501 3264
Fax: 044 533 3487
Roads and Stormwater
The roads section is primarily responsible for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the Municipal paved and unpaved roads within the Bitou area. The Storm water division is primarily responsible for the maintenance and construction of storm water infrastructure within the Bitou Municipal jurisdiction.
Manager: Mr. Phillip Dietzsch
Tel: 044 501 3266
Fax: 086 528 6193
Water and Sanitation Services
The Water and Sanitation services is mainly responsible for the continual supply of good healthy water to all the Bitou residents and to ensure that water quality complies with the South African National Standards (SANS 241). The department is also responsible for the control of pollution in the environment and our water resources.
The vision of the Water and Sanitation services is to strive to the best of its abilities to comply with the vision of Bitou municipality, “to be the best together”, by playing an active and leading role with regards to service delivery and to the development of the community and inter-departmental relations. Our Vision therefore is that this service be regarded as a leader in the field of Water Purification and Waste Water purification in all spheres of local governance.
To ensure access to basic Water & Sanitation services for all resident communities in Bitou.
Franclyn Lucy Samuel
Tel: 044 501 3160
Last published 09 April 2021