As South Africa prepares for the second decade of the 21st century it is becoming apparent that the country is in need of a serious infrastructural overhaul. Aging infrastructure and the increasing demands caused by an ever larger urban population has meant that urgent remedial action needs to be taken if disaster is to be averted. One of the most important tasks faced by civil engineers is the replacement of the country’s aging pipeline network.
It may not seem apparent to most urbanites, but the piping that runs beneath the surface of our large urban centres is in dire need of revamping. Much of the network has suffered from a policy of zero maintenance due to budgetary restraints and this situation needs urgent attention. Pipeline installation is also required to service the many new suburbs that are springing up to house the ever increasing urban population. The pipeline installation projects to replace the aging pipe network is taking place alongside the installation of the new networks, this results in the familiar overturned anthill appearance of our city centres and suburbs, however there is no option.
If South Africa is going to become a serious player on the global economic stage then we have to bite the bullet and embrace pipeline installation as a necessary evil, and one that will allow us to take the path of economic growth. These installations make a real difference to the quality of life of this country’s citizens and keep the wheels of industry turning.
Without these uncomfortable changes South Africa faces the very real possibility of becoming another failed African state. Fortunately our leaders have taken the decision to avoid this fate. Next time you’re inconvenienced by road works keep this in mind. If you have a requirement for pipeline installation get hold of the experts who are keeping South Africa on the road to prosperity, contact us.