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Last modified: 22 Jun 2022
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23 June 2022

REVERSE osmosis technology will be used to improve the quality of water from existing boreholes – giving the amount of available potable water a welcome boost.

Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, said two much-needed reverse osmosis plants will be installed at the existing water treatment works in Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp respectively by the end of the third week in July.

Each plant will be installed at a cost of R6.2 million.

“The plants will not only significantly improve the quality of the borehole water – removing iron and manganese through a chemical process that activate oxygen and synthol – but it will also respectively add up to 4Ml of clean water per day to the reservoirs in the respective towns,” said Hendricks.

According to Hendricks, the reverse osmosis plants will, furthermore, serve as a long-term solution to contribute to and augment the municipality’s own water supply resources.

“Ultimately, it will decrease our reliance for water from the Churchill Dam and contribute towards greater water security,” he said.