Cape Town’s first temporary desalination plant came on line on 22 May 2018 in Strandfontein‚ where three million litres a day are currently pumped into the city’s water supply. The desalinated water has cleared testing in laboratories.
The Strandfontein plant is one of the temporary desalination facilities that the city hopes will augment the existing water supply. Cape Town deputy mayor, Ian Neilson said the plant at the V&A Waterfront is currently producing water‚ but the city needs to get it up to quality standards before introducing it to the larger supply.
The plant will eventually produce seven million litres daily. Despite the work on desalination plants and aquifer drilling‚ rainwater is still the most crucial component of the city’s system‚ Neilson said. – Times Live