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Provincial Green Drop Score

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Provincial Green Drop Score
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Provincial performance profiles are the summation of the respective municipal performances. Each Province has different dynamics with municipal participants that perform exceptionally well, on average, unsatisfactory or very poorly.

 

South Africa: Comparative Analysis: Green Drop Scores

ProvinceNumber of WorksProvincial Green Drop ScoreRisk Profile [CRR as % of CRR(Max)]Average Green Drop ScoreGreen Drops Awarded% Systems that achieved >50%Position on Performance log
WC 155 83.1% 62.0%   65.0%   19 75.0% 1
KZ 143 82.0% 55.0%   61.0%   11 66.0% 2
GT 56 78.8% 57.0%   68.0%   5 68.0% 3
EC 123 67.2% 78.0%   33.0%   3 26.0% 4
MP 76 56.0% 73.0%   42.0%   1 41.0% 5
NW 35 50.0% 76.0%   29.0%   1 17.0% 6
FS 95 31.5% 83.0%   24.0%   0 12.0% 7
LP 67 24.0% 79.0%   24.0%   0 15.0% 8
NC 71 23.0% 76.0%   26.0%   0 13.0% 9
SA Total821   40  

Comparative Analysis of Provincial Performance
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Provincial performance profiles are the summation of the respective municipal performances. Each Province has different dynamics with municipal participants that perform exceptionally well, on average, unsatisfactory or very poorly. The key performance indicators are compared for benchmarking and self assessment purposes.

From the above analysis, it can be seen that Western Cape, followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng are producing the high performing wastewater systems. Eastern Cape, followed by Free State, Northern Cape and Limpopo are producing the bulk of systems that are in critical and poor performing positions.

Green Drop Awards

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Green Drop Awards
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The Green Drop regulation programme seeks to identify and develop the core competencies required for the sector that if strengthened, will gradually and sustainably improve the level of wastewater management in South Africa. This form of incentive- and risk-based regulation holds the intent to synergise with the current goodwill exhibited by municipalities and existing Government support programmes to give the focus, commitment and planning needed.

Regulation is important to ensure effective and efficient delivery of sustainable water services. This is recognised both by South African authorities and Internationally. It clarifies the requirements and obligations placed on water service institutions, thereby protecting consumers from a potentially unsustainable and unsafe service.

The national position on wastewater service performance is a variation from excellent to very poor. The one accomplishment that can be attributed to municipalities in South Africa is the marked increase in submission of evidence for Green Drop assessment, and the subsequent 100% coverage of all systems. This mark and important reference point which few countries can claim credit. As such, the Regulator has a complete database of the exact strengths and gaps per municipality and per wastewater system from where gradual and sustainable improvement can be facilitated and measured on a continuous basis.

The excellent performers increased from 33 Green Drop awards in 2009 to 40 in 2010/11, with Western Cape (19x) and KZN (11x) producing the highest number of Green Drop awards. Readers must be mindful that Green Drop requirements become more stringent (and detailed) with every assessment cycle. Hence, the 36 systems that achieved Green Drop status are truly ‘excellent’. The Green Drop philosophy does not chase numbers as targets, but quality and excellence ....

 

CRR %Deviation from CRR max

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CRR %Deviation from CRR max
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The movement of risk in the following profile is relatively neutral and indicate that no drastic movement is taking place as a national average. The overall picture is one of ‘stability’ whereby it seems that the country as a whole has managed to contain the risk, with slight movement to a higher risk position, as can be seen by the increase in plants in the critical risk (137) and decrease in plants in the low risks (138) positions.

Overall, the risk trend is neutral to negative, particularly when considering that 58 plants left the ‘low risk’ landscape to move to higher risk positions. The Regulator regards this trend with concern and will place municipalities with increased CRR trends under regulatory surveillance.

 

Average Green Drop Score

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Average Green Drop Score
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The movement of risk in the following profile is relatively neutral and indicate that no drastic movement is taking place as a national average. The overall picture is one of ‘stability’ whereby it seems that the country as a whole has managed to contain the risk, with slight movement to a higher risk position, as can be seen by the increase in plants in the critical risk (137) and decrease in plants in the low risks (138) positions.

Overall, the risk trend is neutral to negative, particularly when considering that 58 plants left the ‘low risk’ landscape to move to higher risk positions. The Regulator regards this trend with concern and will place municipalities with increased CRR trends under regulatory surveillance.

 

% Systems that achieved more than 50% Green Drop Score

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% Systems that achieved more than 50% Green Drop Score
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A negative trend is observed when comparing the number of Green Drop scores >50% in 2009 (49%) decreased proportionally to 44%. This trend can possibly be explained by considering that 377 ‘first time’ systems were assessed and many of these achieved low Green Drop scores, very similar to the 2009 type trends. The encouraging aspect of this result is that a verified baseline have been established against which continued performance can be gauged and measured.




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