Drinking water from waste water on the cards

A delegation of the Walvis Bay municipality, led by Mayor Trevino Forbes and the CEO Mr Muronga Haingura, is on a familisarisation visit to Windhoek to acquaint themselves with the operations of the city’s Gammams and Goreangab wastewater treatment plants.

Windhoek is rehabilitating its waste water to drinkable water for approximately five decades already, and is regarded as a leader in this field in Africa.
Welcoming the delegation, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the City of Windhoek, Mr Mujiwa Mayumbelo, praised the continuing good relations between Windhoek and Walvis Bay.
The City of Windhoek and Walvis Bay Municipality cooperate in many areas. This includes capacity building through training and interest to extend their cooperation to include areas of water security, emergency services, land delivery, and housing.

It was also said by Mayumbelo a tri-partite inter-municipal agreement would soon be signed between City of Windhoek, Walvis Bay and Swakopmund to further the scope of collaboration between the three biggest local authorities in Namibia.
With regard to water treatment, the Gammams wastewater treatment plant has a daily output of between 32 000 and 38 000 cubic metres per day. Through funds by Germany the plant will be upgraded and expanded and grow the output to 50 000 cubic meters per day. Germany’s Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) will fund the project at a cost of N$10 million.

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