Sedgefield Desalination Plant

Project Details
Organisation(s) involved: Knysna Municipality
Project Objective/ Description: Following severe water shortages an innovative, demand-based approach was developed to address the water supply crisis  in Sedgefield, and this proved to be cost effective and achievable in the time scales required.  The approach included the construction of the Sedgefield desalination plant, a single-pass, reverse osmosis (RO) system that can produce potable water of 1. 5Mℓ/day. Initially the plant will be operated by the supplier for one year – which will probably be extended to three or five years.
Location: The town of Sedgefield, part of the greater Knysna Municipality.
Contact: Neale Perring,