Field Trip

Field trip to the Cape Flats Aquifer – 10 April 2019

Site visits to be included in the itinerary:

  • Saline intrusion barrier injection wells in Strandfontein.
  • Pollution barrier injection wells at Mitchells Plain WWTW, in combination with abstraction boreholes in close proximity.
  • Possible injection wells in Philippi, in combination with abstraction wellfields in close proximity.

Issues to show and discuss include purpose of MAR in the context of the Cape Flats Aquifer development, reasoning for selecting injection vs infiltration, borehole design, water quality of source water.