“A 450 mega litre plant can cost up to R15 billion. The maintenance costs of that is also very high. A 150 mega litre plant, the maintenance costs can cost round about R380 million a year, but we must measure that against no water. Expensive water versus no water as well. Desalination will have an environmental impact because we need to manage the brine. We will pull in the best intellect in the country, even worldwide to support us, to help us to find the right solutions, so that the actions today don’t impact our future generations,” says Bredell.