The board is comprised of nine (9) Non-Executive members and the Chief Executive as Ex Officio member in terms of Schedule 1 of the Water Service Act No.108 of 1997, for a term of four (4) years.

managemnt Structure

Compliance Standards

Lepelle Northern Water (LNW) safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) systems are aligned with the following international standards:

OHSAS 18001: Safety and Health.


Lepelle Northern Water is compliant to this standard – This standard covers all the Occupational Health & Safety Management systems within the organisation. Occupational health and safety of its employees and the interested and affected parties are all covered within this management system. Taking note that LNW is moving towards ISO 45000

ISO 14001: Environmental Management.

All LNW sites are compliant to this standard – This is the Environmental Management system standards. It ensures compliance to all legislations as well as caring for the environment in conducting all activities, products and services.

ISO 17025 for laboratories.

In terms of water quality, Lepelle Northern Water meets the standards of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the South African National Standards (SANS 241 – latest version) issued by the South African Bureau of Standards and the requirements of South African legislation.

ISO 9001: Quality Management

Lepelle Northern Water is certified to the requirement of the standard. Quality Management system focuses on taking the customers and interested parties needs and managing the realization of those needs into a product or services, that meets what the customer or interested parties asked for.