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CoCT is hard at work to catch up on its water augmentation projects

13 December 2017 9:31 AM
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Cape Town drought
Xanthea Limberg
Desalination and waste water
The City is facing the worst drought ever and its dam levels continue to drop as the skies remain dry.

The City of Cape Town's Councilor Xanthea Limberg says they are trying to catch up where there's been delays in the implementation of the water augmentation projects.

The City announced a plan for the projects to augment water supply by 2018 to avoid reaching Day Zero.

So far there's Monwabisi and Strandfontein plants that are currently on schedule for February 2018.

We are trying to catch up where there's been delays by shortening certain internal processes.

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

With the city's water resilient plan there is a greater emphasis in terms of our work in the extraction of water from aquifers and that is something we are trying to accelerate as fast as possible because we believe that will produce quite a large volume of water in a shorter period of time.

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

The City is also focusing on waste water treatment to put more water into its reservoirs.

It is currently not clear how much water will be added into the City's reservoirs particularly from groundwater extraction, says Limberg.

Until we have clearer sense of the actual volumes we will incorporate that onto our dashboard on a weekly basis.

Cllr Xanthea Limberg, Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; Energy

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : CoCT is hard at work to catch up on its water augmentation projects


13 December 2017 9:31 AM
Tags:
Cape Town drought
Xanthea Limberg
Desalination and waste water

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