Over the weekend Executive Mayor for the City of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille visited the site earmarked for development of the City's desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront.
V&A Waterfront desalination facility is set to start delivering two million litres of water daily by February 2018. This is one of eight other sites earmarked for desalination, says de Lille.
De Lille mentioned the following sites as earmarked for desalination plants:
· Hout Bay – to produce 4 million litres per day
· Granger Bay – to produce 8 million litres of water per day
· Red Hill/Dido Valley – to produce 2 million litres of water per day
· Strandfontein – to produce 7 million litres per day
· Monwabisi – to produce 7 million litres per day
· Harmony Park – to produce 8 million litres per day
· Cape Town Harbour – to produce 50 million litres per day
On Friday we approved the tenders for Strandfontein and Monwabisi park where each site will produce 7 million litres of water per day.— Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town
I really want to thank all Capetonians for working together with the City on this journey to save water.— Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town
We are driving down the demand at the same time augmenting the water system so that we can produce water from non surface water. We will not allow a well run city to run out of water....— Patricia de Lille, Mayor at City of Cape Town
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