Wastewater Recycling Project

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Durban is part of the eThekweni Municipality, located on the east coast of South Africa. The combination of limited water resources in the city along with sewage capacity constraints, led to the investigation of different wastewater recycling processes since the region produces approximately 450million litres of wastewater per day. The project was South Africa’s first private wastewater recycling project, operating on a 20 year Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis designed to provide effluent of a particular standard for industries.

The overall objective of this project was to treat about 48 million litres of domestic and industrial wastewater (approximately 10% of the city’s wastewater) to a standard near to potable for sale to these industrial customers for use in their processes.

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