Veolia supplies three water treatment solutions in South Africa

veoliaVeolia Water Technologies South Africa has supplied three potable water treatment plants (PWTP), aiming to alleviate Mbombela’s water constraints

Nishaal Rooplall, project engineer at Veolia Water Technologies South Africa, said that the solutions focus on providing a cost-effective alternative to in-ground plants.

“These plants are packaged and movable by nature and can be transported elsewhere in the city’s water requirements change,” Rooplall added.

Water Techno Packages are designed to supply treated water to isolated communities and in compliance with SANS 241 and WHO requirements.

First project

In the first project, Veolia installed a packaged PTWP to the Makoko Village, a remote village situated 30 minutes from the city. The PTWP is equipped with clarification and sand filter technologies to treat 0.75 megalitres of potable water per day.

Second project

In the second project, Veolia upgraded the existing 30-year old water treatment plant at the Mshadza Village, another remote village outside the city of Mbombela.

In this installation, raw water was diverted from the old plant to Veolia’s packaged PTWP where it used clarification, sand filtration and carbon filtration technologies to treat one megalitre of potable water per day.

Third project

Veolia supplied a containerised water treatment plant that is set to treat 58 cu/m per hour of potable water for the Estate. It features clarification, sand filtration and carbon filtration technologies.

The Mbombela water treatment plants are operated locally and Veolia remained on site to provide operator and best-practice training for all three installations.

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