Lake soon ready for swimmers

2016-04-27 06:00

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“Our dosing regime currently involves spraying 3 400 litres of product into the lake on a weekly basis,” said Bam.

Gabions built by consulting engineers Africoast at various water entry points have also helped to contain the inflow of solid waste such as plastic bags. This two-part process was envisaged to work together to enable the holistic remediation of the water body.

The clean-up has been rolling out under the watchful eye of the stadium operator. According to its chief executive Chantal du Pisani, the progress was the result of the good work carried out between the partners.

“The vision has always been to establish a world-class water sports location, adjacent to the world class sport fields that we have in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. This will provide a unique setting for all kinds of sporting and leisure activities. But the key to this is a safe, clean and well-maintained North End Lake.

“The rejuvenation of the North End Lake precinct is critical for this process, with the hope that the lake will be ready for full open water contact toward the end of the year,” said Du Pisani. “We’ve had phenomenal support for this process from all our partners, and we are extremely pleased with these interim results.”

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