Cape Town’s water system to get a flushing from Berg River

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Cape Town’s water system to get a flushing from Berg River

Scheme will deliver 60 megalitres of water daily from the river to Voelvlei dam

Cape Town bureau chief

At least seven years after it was first floated, a scheme that will provide 10% of Cape Town’s water looks like it is about to get off the ground.

The Berg River-Voelvlei augmentation scheme, which will deliver 60 megalitres of water daily from the river to Voelvlei dam during winter and send the water back during summer, was gazetted by former water minister Gugile Nkwinti.

The plan is unchanged but the expected cost of the project, which includes building a 6.3km pipeline, has doubled from R277m to R550m since 2012...

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