Dam levels continue to drop – South Africa

Mossel Bay Municipality appeals to residents to continue to use water sparingly as dam levels continue to drop steadily.

Cognisant of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the requirement for residents to regularly wash their hands to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the municipal Council accepted a resolution that water restrictions be put on hold until the Wolwedans dam level drops to below 50%.

In terms of the Department of Water and Sanitation dam operating rules, a 10% restriction must be applied to all residential consumers [

Dam levels continue to drop – South Africa2020-08-20T15:49:51+02:00

Desalination for Cape Town – Numbers and Facts – South Africa

3. What about in South Africa?
In South Africa desalination is used quite widely by mines to clean up polluted mine water and acid mine drainage. Small to medium-scale desalination has also been used in coastal towns during times of drought. Six municipalities are currently using small-scale reverse osmosis plants to desalinate water for bulk water supply.

Mossel Bay has a medium size desalination plant capable of producing 15 million litres of potable water per day but the plant is currently on standby as the dams in the area are full. Standby mode requires continuous maintenance to keep the plant [

Desalination for Cape Town – Numbers and Facts – South Africa2018-03-01T11:32:09+01:00
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