n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Phoenix wastewater treatment works : projects : technical excellence category

Volume 23, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The Phoenix Wastewater Treatment Works upgrade forms part of a phased approached which will allow for the decommissioning of surrounding sewage treatment facilities, and will result in the Phoenix facility becoming a regional treatment works. The facility is located approximately 35 km north of Durban, and is bounded by the Ohlanga River and the Cornubia Business Park. The treatment process incorporates nutrient removal technologies which reduce the high concentrations of nitrogen and phosphates, thereby allowing the treated effluent to be discharged back into the natural environment in accordance with the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation's prescribed standards.

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