Faure New Water Scheme Identified Water Reuse in Cape Town
The Faure New Water Scheme (FNWS) has been identified as the best opportunity for water reuse in the city of Cape Town, after 25 years of extensive research and planning.
The scheme will receive treated wastewater from the Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is currently being upgraded to include enhanced treatment processes to ensure high quality of treated water. The treated wastewater from Zandvliet will be piped to the Faure Water Treatment Plant, 5 kilometres away for advanced purification. The Faure treatment plant is expected to produce up to 100 million litres of potable water per day. This water will be blended with raw water from dams with the ratio of 20% reuse water and 80% dam water.
Learn more about the water reuse plans for Cape Town here.