Cape Town - Wastewater treatment works and onsite sewage treatment plants

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Cape Town - Wastewater treatment works and onsite sewage treatment plants

We wrote a blog recently discussing Cape Town city council's stance on onsite sewage treatment plants (OSTP) .

Cape town offers developers temporary use of package plants, during the upgrades to the main WWTW. Vacant properties have already been approved, including the sewerage connection, but are now told that they cannot connect, for perhaps 3 - 4 years.  These projects are now stalled. So CoCT offered a lifeline, saying that package plants will be allowed for the period of WWTW upgrades, but will need to be removed once municipal sewerage connection is available. Then the package plants must be disconnected.

The costs of some of these systems run into millions, and this is a huge impact on the developers costs.

If CoCT were to allow OSTP systems to stay, the saving of water and its reuse, would have been hugely beneficial. 

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