Approximately 5 000 metres of precast concrete storm water pipes will be used to drain Waterfall City, which have been specified by the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA).  Regarded as one of Gauteng’s largest infrastructural projects to date, Waterfall City is currently under construction and is earmarked to become Midrand’s new central business district.

Waterfall City will comprise 800 000 m2 of rentable space when completed. Spanning 125 ha, the site forms part of a 565 ha estate, bordered by Allandale Road, the Johannesburg/Pretoria highway, Woodmead and a mushroom farm. The professional team includes C-Plan Consulting Engineers, responsible for infrastructural planning and project management, with Labucon Resources handling a major portion of the earthworks, road infrastructure and the installation of storm water, fresh water and sewerage piping.

Rocla was selected as one of the suppliers of concrete storm water pipes. The storm water drainage project, which commenced in November, last year, is due for completion in early 2013. The pipes ranging in diameter from 450 mm to 1 950mm will drain the site and discharge into three water channels, which will ultimately feed the Juskei River to the south.

Photo: ROCLA JRA

Extensive earthworks and excavation was required to prepare the site for the laying of the storm water drainage piping.