Published in: Infrastructure news / Author: Liesl Frankson
Constructed in 1977, the Hartebeesfontein Wastewater Treatment Works will be the first plant in Gauteng to feature groundbreaking wastewater treatment technology as it undergoes an extension.
Image: The Hartebeestfontein Nereda wastewater treatment plant under construction
Located to the east of Kempton Park the Hartebeesfontein Wastewater Treatment Works is one of 19 plants operated by the East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT). The facility has a treatment capacity of 45 megalitres per day and services effluent from households in Kempton Park as well as industries from Spartan and Isando.
The plant is currently undergoing an upgrade which will see an additional 5 megalitres added to the facility’s treatment capacity using existing infrastructure.
The project, which started on the 3rd of March 2015, is a collaborative effort between consulting engineers Royal HaskoningDHV and EPC contractor to the water and wastewater treatment sector WEC Projects South Africa.