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Name: Stan Groenewald
Job Description: Civil Engineering Technologist
Qualifications: NH.Dip Civil Engineering M.DipinTechnology (Water Engineering)
Registrations: Pr Tech Eng
Experience: Stan has over 40 years’ experience in the provision of municipal services ranging from conceptual design to implementation. As former Director: Water for the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (NMBM) from 2007 to 2014, his leadership and in depth knowledge of the operations of the Bulk Water Supply and Distribution system was key during the development of a Water Master Plan, a Water Services Development Plan and an Integrated Water Resource Management Strategy for the Metro. During Stan’s tenure as Director: Water, the Metro was awarded the Department of Water and Sanitation’s Blue Drop Water Quality certification of excellence. He is considered an authority on water conservation and water demand management (WC/WDM) and represented the Metro on SALGA’s Metro Benchmarking Initiative (MBI). Stan spearheaded the implementation of an Integrated Water and Sanitation Management Information system which performs real time asset management (GRAP Compliant) and optimises Water and Sanitation networks using actual billing data. The system generates planned, preventative and schedule maintenance activities for plant and machinery at the Water Treatment and Waste Water Reclamation Works and pump stations. The backbone of the system is an integrated 24/7 Operational Centre initially set up for Water and Sanitation but now expanded to deal with all services Metro wide.
Implementation of the EDAMS - As Director of Water for the NMBM
1 Jan 2011 - 1 Jan 2014
Water: Municipal Services
Implementation of the EDAMS (Engineering Design And Management System) –The project included asset management, water and sewerage network analysis, system component evaluation and optimisation as well as scheduling of maintenance activities for Treatment works plant and machinery. (R19 million – 2008 to 2011) and (R 29 million - 2011 to 2014)

Nooitdedagt Coega Low Level Scheme - As Director of Water for the NMBM
1 Jan 2010 - 1 Jan 2014
Water: Municipal Services
Nooitdedagt Coega Low Level Scheme – The project included augmentation of the Nooitgedagt Water Treatment Works, a low level pump station, 20km rising main, Oliphantskop reservoir (45 Ml), 26 km gravity main and transfer pump station at Motherwell reservoir and Stanford Road Booster station. (R 850 million–2010 to 2014)

Represented the Metro on the Algoa Water Supply Reconciliation Technical Task Team - As Director of Water for the NMBM
1 Jan 2010 - 1 Jan 2014
Water: Municipal Services
Represented the Metro on the Algoa Water Supply Reconciliation Technical Task Team commissioned by the Department of Water and Sanitation to assess and proposed mitigating measures for the long term assurance of a water supply to the Algoa region which included the water requirements for the Gamtoos Irrigation Board and the Sundays River Water Association. (2010 to 2014)

Water Loss Management - As Director of Water for the NMBM
1 Jan 2009 - 1 Jan 2014
Water: Municipal Services
Water Loss Management - Managed a multi-disciplined team of specialist contractors and consultants performing leak detection surveys and leak repairs. The project included on site plumbing repairs to indigent households and retro repairs to state owned schools. This intervention reducedthe % Non-Revenue Water (NRW) from 34% to 19% in 2012. (R 18 million – 2009 to 2011) and (R 25 million -2011 to 2014)

Emergency Drought Mitigation – As Director of Water for the NMBM
1 Jan 2006 - 1 Jan 2014
Water: Municipal Services
Emergency Drought Mitigation – Represented the Metro on the Drought Emergency Task Team directing consultants on drought mitigation projects during the severe drought of 2006 and again in 2013 when the Metro’s average dam levels declined to 21%. Drought interventions included a pilot/ feasibility study for sea water desalination, groundwater exploration, rainwater harvesting, as well as punitive water restrictive measures which included the restructuring of the water tariff. (R 200 million -2006 to 2014)