Cape Town says goodbye to another desalination plant

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The Monwabisi desalination plant.
The Monwabisi desalination plant.
Samantha Lee-Jacobs

Three years after Cape Town stared down its worst recorded drought, some of the key infrastructure that kept taps running in the city is being removed.

The Mobwabisi desalination plant, commissioned for short-term emergency water production, is currently being dismantled by a City of Cape Town contractor.

The desalination plant, which remains the property of the contractor, is being decommissioned and redeployed as part of the contractor's responsibility.

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