Treated sewage water to slake Cape Town's thirst

07 March 2021 - 00:03

It may be hard to swallow, but from next month many Cape Town residents could be drinking treated sewage water from their municipal supply.

The first wave of purified water from a demonstration plant set up at the height of the 2016-2018 drought could be injected into water mains within weeks for a two-month trial. A full-scale permanent reuse plant will be ready in 2026...

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