Craigieburn project update request Readers write

2015-07-29 06:01

Sir, CONSIDERING how progressively more serious the water shortage is becoming every day, would it be possible to get regular updates on the progress and estimated date of completion of the Craigieburn dam water augmentation project.

My understanding is this should be completed by end 2017. I am sure we would all be most interested to know if the project is on schedule.

Some broad outlines of the challenges facing the project team would also be welcome.

For example how much higher in altitude is Rietvlei to Greytown (I assume the water will be pumped out of the Rietvlei Valley to the nearest high point and then gravity takes over until the water reaches Lake Merthley).

Pump capacity, the flow rate of the water through the pipeline, any land appropriation issues, the name of the civil engineering company, estimated cost and a rough map of the intended route of the pipeline would also be of interest.

I look forward to this information being made public.

Ivo Wüst


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