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Creating efficiencies in the municipal water system in Nelson Mandela Bay

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The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) in South Africa covers Port Elizabeth as well as the towns of Uitenhage and Despatch. The area is experiencing serious drought conditions so there is an urgent need to save water and reduce the base load on the grid through technical and institutional improvements especially in the current pumping regimen.


To increase energy and water efficiencies in the municipal water and sanitation systems of the metropolitan area of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) by improving pumping efficiencies through various technical interventions. The project will also draw on replicable projects from other major South African cities.


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