Cape Receife Return Effluent Scheme

The Cape Recife Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) had for years been supplying treated effluent to consumers for irrigation purposes. The treatment works had an existing return effluent (RE) scheme that services Nelson Mandela University (NMU), Humewood Golf Course and Pine Lodge Resort.

Africoast Consulting Engineers was appointed by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) to undertake project management duties, design, contract administration and site monitoring of the Cape Recife RE Scheme upgrades. The project consisted of the construction of an approximate 6.8km uPVC of Class 16 pipeline of diameters 315mm, 250mm and 200mm, two storage reservoirs and 55 chambers.

The services undertaken by Africoast Consulting Engineers were:

  • Hydraulic design of bulk supply, including offtakes, to 5 users.
  • Design of the pipe works, alignment and components in line with the hydraulic design.
  • Design and specification of the pump station buildings and pumping equipment.
  • The sizing and design of the storage reservoirs at Cape Recife WWTW and the Beacon site.
  • Drafting of tender documents and bills of quantities.
  • System operating philosophy and control design and specification