DEVELOPMENT: Green Point Irrigation Progress
Recent Western Cape Business News
The City of Cape Town’s Green Point Irrigation Project is making good progress and should be complete by the end of November this year. The project, which commenced earlier this year, will see the installation of a new 5.1 km pipeline running from the Main Springs in Belmont Avenue (Oranjezicht), to the Green Point Urban Park. This modified pipeline will ensure that water used for irrigation is managed efficiently, so that one of the City’s scarcest resources is not wasted.
This project seeks to eliminate the Green Point Urban Park’s dependency on potable water and is therefore classified as one of the City’s water conservation projects. It was one of the 2010 World Cup Host City Green Goal Projects because of its long-term sustainability and creative application of available resources.
The Green Point Irrigation project is divided into two phases at a total cost of R24.1 million (excluding VAT). Phase 1 runs from the springs above Belmont Avenue to Prestwich Street connecting at Somerset Road at a cost of R17 million, while Phase 2 runs along Somerset Road between Chiappini Street and Vlei Road at a cost of R7.1 million. The City’s Water and Sanitation department contributed R17.7 million to the project, and the remainder came out of the 2010 World Cup budget.
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