Bitou council hopes ease Plett’s water problems

Themba Boyi |
Waterdrop from tap
The Bitou Municipality has put out a tender for the construction of a desalination plant.

The Water Affairs Department and the municipality have signed an agreement for the release of R20,000,000 to construct the plant in drought-stricken Plettenberg Bay.

A similar plant opened in Sedgefield near Knysna a few months ago.

The municipality’s Henry Geldenhuys said it has managed to cut water usage by 40 percent since the drought set in.

He said tenders for the plant have already been advertised.

“We hope to finalise the tenders by the middle of June and have the plant completed by the end of October.”

 – Why does it seem like desalination is the only solution munisipalities are grabbing at? At such a high cost……? Not cost effective! Rather make use of narural resources.

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