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    Default Re: Cape Townians - How much have you spend to combat Day Zero?

    My knowledge of the Cape environs is a bit sparse as left Cape Town at the grand age of 18 in 1968 to move to Rhodesia. In the time I spent in the Cape we had some dry seasons but always had water from I think it was called the Steenbras dam. How many more dams are there now to supply the population of Cape Town which has probably quadrupled or more in the past 20 years? BTW I am visiting cape Town from the UK in late March for a couple of days so this thread is of interest to me.
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    Default Re: Cape Townians - How much have you spend to combat Day Zero?

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckRogers View Post
    Can that gardena drill pump be used to pump grey water ?
    I hope so.
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    Default Re: Cape Townians - How much have you spend to combat Day Zero?

    R6800 on well point, R2600 on 2500 L tank eco. Lots of 5L bottled water. Few Buckets.

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    Default Re: Cape Townians - How much have you spend to combat Day Zero?

    So my water test results finally came back.

    No e-coli, but total bacteria a bit high. Either need to add disinfectant or UV treat.
    Think I'm going to go the UV route - cost R 1500-00

    Then the Ph is at 5.6 so need to get that up to around 7.5 - a bit of limestone should sort that out. No costing on that yet.

    Should have drinkable water after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    Finally got around to putting in a wellpoint a few weeks ago - R4700-00 incl pump.
    Water looks good - crystal clear, very little iron according to the pool shop, ph around 6.5 .
    Sent a sample off to Bemalb for a SANS 241 test, future expenditure depends on the results but hoping for potable water without too much additional expense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyT View Post
    So my water test results finally came back.

    No e-coli, but total bacteria a bit high. Either need to add disinfectant or UV treat.
    Think I'm going to go the UV route - cost R 1500-00

    Then the Ph is at 5.6 so need to get that up to around 7.5 - a bit of limestone should sort that out. No costing on that yet.

    Should have drinkable water after that.
    Great! Must feel good to be closer to self-sufficient in that regard!

    Care to share a few details/pics please?

    How deep did you have to go?
    What is you elevation above sea level?-(if you know that off hand!)
    Did the guys bring their own water for the job and was included in their price?
    Pump details/pic?
    Would you recommend the guys who did yours?-(if so, please PM contact details to me! Thanks!)

    I am in Rondebosch, and looking to having one done soon-my water tank arrives next week ( hopefully!), and would like to have wellpoint done soon thereafter.

    I think I may only be about 10/12m above sea level here, and it is pretty much just sand underfoot, so I expect not to need to go very deep at all.

    Thanks, and hope your water is shweet after your treatments!
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    Default Re: Cape Townians - How much have you spend to combat Day Zero?

    Please also talk about the UV @R1500
    I understand there are a few makes of UV and the bacteria-destroying wavelength is quite specific.
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    Default Re: Cape Townians - How much have you spend to combat Day Zero?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    Please also talk about the UV @R1500
    I understand there are a few makes of UV and the bacteria-destroying wavelength is quite specific.
    You need to ensure that the turpidity of the water is very low. If not, the UV will not penetrate far enough to kill the bacteria. So forget UV if you can see any cloudiness in water. Using a fine filter, like 1 micron will help.


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