Phase 1 of the augmentation and upgrading of the James Kleynhans Bulk Water Supply in the Eastern Cape is about to commence.The soon to begin augmentation and upgrade is to meet water demand requirements for 2035 and during drought situations. R101.85 million has been set aside for Phases 1 and 2 of the plant which involves augmentation of the water treatment works (WTW) from 10Ml/d to 20Ml/d. Phase 1 will include the construction of additional clear water storage and handling of sludge and backwash. The first phase started in March 2016 and is expected to be complete by December 2016.
Phase 2 will cover extension of flocculation channels, upgrading the chemical building and construction of an additional sedimentation tank and additional filter.Both phases will include interconnecting pipe work, mechanical as well as electrical works. This last stage will be completed by December 2017.