Cape Town scales up water augmentation programme – South Africa – Cape Town

The City’s large-scale augmentation procurement programme involving desalination, aquifers and recycling, among others, is unprecedented in scale.Yesterday, the City initiated Phase 1 of its critical water shortages disaster plan, with water rationing under way as dam levels stand at 38.5% and useable water at 28.5%. The City said yesterday that the unprecedented procurement programme is under way to help supplement water supply during this drought crisis. It is foreseen that between 130 and 240 million litres a day will be at some stage of production between December and May 2018. This includes land- and sea-based desalination, water reclamation and [
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Cape Town scales up water augmentation programme – South Africa – Cape Town2017-10-26T09:15:25+02:00

Cape Town will have its first desalination plants working just weeks before the city’s dams are expected to go dry South Africa – Cape Town

That’s according to Xanthea Limberg, the City of Cape Town mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services, and energy . “Monwabisi and Strandfontein [plants] are currently scheduled [to start operating in] February but we are exploring opportunities to implement earlier, once internal funding issues are resolved,” Limberg told The Times. Mayor Patricia de Lille said earlier this month that the municipal water supply might dry up in March if usage was not reduced. Chris Braybrooke, general manager of water technology company Veolia, said completion of tendering for the desalination plants should have been six months ago [
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Cape Town will have its first desalination plants working just weeks before the city’s dams are expected to go dry South Africa – Cape Town2017-10-20T14:51:52+02:00
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