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All service delivery issues (ALL HOURS)044 606 5000
Mossel Bay Fire and Rescue Services044 691 3722
Power interruptions (day)044 606 5000
Power disruptions (after hours)044 606 5000
Fire Station: Enquiries044 606 5000
Streets/Stormwater/Sewerage Defects044 606 5000
Water Disruptions (Day)044 606 5000
Emergencies (after hours)044 606 5000
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Published: 28 Jun 2016Title: WOLWEDANS DAM LEVELStatus: 3 August 2020 VOLUME: 56.56%
Published: 06 May 2016Title: Service ProblemStatus: Service Problem? SMS TO 44802 Cost 50c
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All service delivery issues (ALL HOURS) 044 606 5000
Mossel Bay Fire and Rescue Services 044 691 3722
Power interruptions (day) 044 606 5000
Power disruptions (after hours) 044 606 5000
Fire Station: Enquiries 044 606 5000
Streets/Stormwater/Sewerage Defects 044 606 5000
Water Disruptions (Day) 044 606 5000
Emergencies (after hours) 044 606 5000
07 February 2011

DESALINATION NOW 95% COMPLETE

The seawater desalination plant, which is being built at a cost of R210 million at Voorbaai in Mossel Bay, is now 95 per cent complete overall and expected to be completed by the middle of February 2011.

The seawater-intake pipeline has just been laid and the brine-outlet pipeline is scheduled to be laid this weekend.

On completion of the construction phase the plant will enter into a commissioning phase, which will take approximately three weeks to complete. The plant should therefore be able to go into full production by the first week of March 2011.

The rehabilitation of the affected beach area and dunes will commence as soon as possible after the completion of the pipelines. The cofferdam that was built to facilitate the laying of the intake and outlet pipelines will be demolished and the beach and dune will be restored to their original state.

The rehabilitation of the dune will include the replanting of vegetation, which was removed and kept elsewhere until the construction work could be completed.

Construction of the plant, which will have a capacity of 15 megalitres of desalinated seawater per day, commenced in June 2010.

The onshore plant is located on PetroSA’s logistics site at Voorbaai. The company, which will be entitled to 5 megalitres of the plant’s daily yield, contributed R80 million to the cost of the project. The National Treasury contributed R92 million and the balance is being financed by the Municipality.

Although the plant was undertaken as an emergency project when Mossel Bay was in the grip of the worst drought in 133 years since records were kept, it adds to Mossel Bay’s water security. Mossel Bay has until now relied mainly on surface water.

It will also ensure that the town has sufficient water to cope with future developments in the municipal district.

Last published 10 June 2016