n IMIESA - Eastern Cape groundwater find : water and wastewater

Volume 30, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 30, Issue 5, May 2005, p. 25 - 27
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... IMIESA MAY 2005 - 25 WATER AND WASTEWATER Eastern Cape groundwater find Modern satellite imagery has helped identify impressive groundwater resources in the Emalahleni Local Municipal area, which have exceeded expectations. Fifteen boreholes have been sunk, with one delivering a remarkable 66 litres per second (airlift yield) - capable of filling an average-sized swimming pool in only six minutes. According to the project manager, Johan du Plooy, senior hydrogeologist in the East London office of SRK Consulting, this find, at a depth of 75 metres, can deliver 90 000 l (yield test rate) in one hour and beats all previously-recorded ..

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