Assuring sustainable provision of quality water services, for life!

Bloem Water was established in 1991 to operate the Caledon/Bloemfontein Government Water Scheme, by the then Department of Water and Forestry, now the Department of Water and Sanitation. It was constructed to supply water to the Municipal areas of Bloemfontein, Bainsvlei, Bloemspruit, Botshabelo and Dewetsdorp. The organisation is overseen by the Accounting Authority, which is the Board that reports directly to the Executive Authority, the Minister for Water and Sanitation. The organisation has since grown to supply the population in excess of 1.2 million people and services are also rendered to various municipalities.


Bloem Water's Head Office is situated in Pellessier, Bloemfontein, and has other regions namely: Orange situated at Bethulie, Modder River situated at Rustfontein Dam and Caledon River situated at Welbedacht Dam.




To create a leading, value-driven, effective and responsive institution using adaptive best practice methods in anticipating tomorrow's challenges today.


Drought Interventions

The Strategic Framework for Water Services (2003) defines sanitation services as “The provision of a basic sanitation facility which is easily accessible to a household, the sustainable operation of...

In managing the current situation, the Department of Water and Sanitation has started implementing interventions to expand the existing water resources. These short to long term interventions take on a...

Canal Safety

Many of the countries open canal systems were designed and constructed years ago in mostly remote, rural areas. However today, as communities grow and encroach onto canal servitudes, many...


Gariep Dam                  91%

Groothoek Dam            53%

Knellpoort Dam             85%

Rustfontein Dam           36%

Welbedacht Dam         100%


Head Office

Free State





Tel: (051) 403 0800

Fax: (051) 442 5333

Orange River



2 Park Avenue



Tel: (051) 763 0486

Fax: (051) 763 0595

Modder River

Rustfontein Dam





Tel: (051) 442 7000

Fax: (051) 442 7003

Caledon River

Welbedacht Dam





Tel: (051) 583 1919

Fax: (051) 4442 5333

The Centenary Year


The President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 14 February 2018 declared the year of centenary for Tata Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu if they were still alive would have turned 100 years.  In their honour, the President made a call to dedicate the whole year with a number of celebrations in memory of their lives dedicated to the struggle from the previous regime for the freedom we enjoy today.

The Government has undertaken several activities including the usage of logos, e-mail signatures and vast events in honour of Tata Mandela and Mama Sisulu.  President said: “As we carry on the legacy of the stalwarts we continue to devote our every action, every effort, every utterance to the realisation of Nelson Mandela’s vision of a democratic, just and equitable society. Albertina Sisulu through her remarkable life and outstanding contribution, she defined what it means to be a freedom fighter, a leader, diligent and disciplined servant of the people. As we mark her centenary, we affirm that no liberation can be complete and no nation can be free until its women are free.”

Bloem Water fully supports President’s call to celebrate the centenary of our giants of struggle through planned Mandela Day initiatives and Woman’s Month celebrations.

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