As part of the City of Cape Town’s work to accelerate its emergency water schemes, Mayor Patricia de Lille visited the Steenbras Catchment yesterday, 19 November, to inspect the exploratory pilot project for the abstraction of water from the Table Mountain Group Aquifer (TMGA).
Contractors on site are conducting exploratory work for drilling into the TMGA for additional water. This is part of the City’s commitment to doing everything possible to bring additional water supply, while Capetonians continue their efforts to save water.
It’s foreseen that the yield from the first phase of the TMGA project will make approximately 10 million litres per day available for use. This is because the City is taking a precautionary approach to determine the sustainable yield of the TMGA and prevent over-abstraction and environment damage.
There it is! Water from the Table Mountain Group Aquifer at the Steenbras Dam where the City’s contractor is busy with exploratory drilling. pic.twitter.com/uUkmrktfeu
— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) November 19, 2017