As announced yesterday, the City of Cape Town has revealed its plan to curb the ongoing drought crisis in the city.
It has been projected that up to 500 million additional liters of water will be sourced daily once the plan comes to fruition, by means of desalination, groundwater extraction and water re-use.
New desalination plants have been proposed for the city, providing much-needed drinking water for Capetonians and visitors, with new sites including Koeberg, Silverstroom, Woodbridge Island, Granger Bay, Hout Bay, Red Hill, Strandfontein, Monwabisi, Harmony Park.
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We have more further information about three of the new sites.
The Oceana Yacht Club’s harbour is to be the site of the new Granger Bay desalination plant, where seawater extraction will be utilized by use of the plant, pump station and generators at the V&A’s public parking area on Beach Road.
Hout Bay’s desalination plant will be located near the harbour, close to the site of the seaside town’s crayfish factory, where currently a gravel area used for public parking is situated.
Located between the False Bay towns of Glencairn and Simon’s Town, the Dido Bay desalination plant will entail the installation of an offshore extraction point, roughly 250m from the coastline. The pump station will be created within naval grounds along the Main Road, 2kms from Simon’s Town.
We’ll keep you posted with progress on the other desalination plants once more information is received.
Photography Justin Williams