A heritage impact assessment study for the proposed expansion of the Meyerton waste water treatment works near Meyerton Midvaal Local Municipality, Gauteng


Archaetnos cc was requested by the MSA Group, on behalf of the Midvaal Local Municipality, in July 2011 to conduct a Heritage Impact Assessment for the proposed upgrade of the existing Meyerton Waste Water Treatment Works near Meyerton in the Midvaal Local Municipality of Gauteng. The reason for the upgrade is the fact that the Treatment Works has become overloaded in terms of its capacity to handle wastewater (domestic sewerage and industrial effluent).

As part of the study a Desktop Study was also undertaken in order to determine the cultural heritage (archaeological and historical) of the area.

As the area has been extensively disturbed over the years, any sites that would have been present have most likely been destroyed. No sites, features or objects of any cultural heritage significance were recorded during the survey and the proposed development can therefore continue, taking into consideration the recommendations put forward at the end of this report.

Report by

A.J. Pelser