Prior to 2014 there were no guidelines, other than standardised guidelines for Human Settlement planning and Design, that could assist developers and their consultants during the development process. These standardised guidelines obviously do not address aspects unique to local conditions, such as the Mbombela Spatial Development Framework, Sembcorp’s Concession, Sembcorp’s master planning of services, three-party services agreements, bulk services contributions and local standards, preferences and norms.
To address this void Sembcorp Silulumanzi decided to compile a guideline document that will assist developers, their consultants and contractors during the development process from a water supply and sanitation services perspective.
Sembcorp Silulumanzi’s intention is to provide guidelines that will:
- Provide guidance during the development process
- Provide information on approvals required
- Set minimum standards
- Ensure quality
- Support local economic development
- Enforce Sembcorp Silulumanzi’s preferences, and
- Standardize construction materials