Desalination plant to pump more water to save drought-ridden CT

V&A Waterfront CEO David Green says they have been planning this project for the past 21 months.

The V&A Waterfront seen in Cape Town. Picture: freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - A desalination plant will pump two million litres of water into Cape Town’s pipes by February.

A site has been earmarked at the V&A Waterfront’s premises.

V&A Waterfront CEO David Green says they have been planning this project for the past 12 months.

“It’s perfectly located because we can draw clean water from the harbour side and then we inject the water out on the ocean side.

“At peak we’ve about a 7 metre tidal wave, which means there’s no issue in term of marine life. So it’s the perfect side to draw clean water

City of Cape Town Mayor, Patricia De Lille, says tenders to develop plants at Strandfontein and Monwabisi Beach have been issued on Friday.

“Strandfontein and Monwabisi will produce each one 7 million litres of water per day. Cape Town Harbour will get about 50 million litres of water per day.”

Residents have been urged to use water sparingly, despite these efforts being implemented by the city.

The city's dam levels are currently at 28.5%.