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International SWAN Forum visits Zandvliet WWTW and Faure WTP <p>​Under the theme ‘Unlocking the Water Utility AMI Journey’, the City hosted about 145 members of the Smart Water Network Forum (SWAN) at a three-day workshop to gain insights from global and local experts on smart water metering implementation and technology.<br></p><div>SWAN stands as a prominent international non-profit and membership-based organisation. It serves as a hub uniting water utilities, industry specialists, and innovative solution providers. SWAN's primary aim is to advocate for and hasten the integration of intelligent, data-informed solutions across water, wastewater, and stormwater networks on a global scale.<br></div><div><br></div><div><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:847px;" /></figure>​​</span>The inaugural workshop held in Cape Town welcomed participants hailing from various corners of the globe. Its primary objective was to glean insights from a diverse panel of local and international experts regarding the benefits and opportunities associated with smart water metering. These discussions spanned across different stages, from initial scoping to full-fledged implementation.<br></div><div><br></div><div><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:949px;" /></figure>​​</span>The City of Cape Town joined SWAN as a member in 2019 after undergoing its own scoping and feasibility studies for the use and rollout of smart water meters. </div><div><br></div><div>During the third day of the workshop, attendees embarked on a utility study tour, which included visits to the Water and Sanitation Directorate’s Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) and Faure Water Treatment Plant (WTP).<br></div><div><br></div><div><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img class="responsive" src="" alt="" style="width:920px;" /></figure>​​</span>'We were delighted to have SWAN participants at these crucial treatment plants as they will play a pivotal role in the future rollout of water re-use initiatives within the city. Treated wastewater from the recently upgraded Zandvliet WWTW will be used in the cutting-edge Faure New Water Scheme. This water will undergo further purification through a multi-barrier process to meet drinking water standards at the Faure Water Treatment Plant and Reservoir. By 2040, this facility is projected to contribute approximately 7% of Cape Town's total bulk potable water supply as part of the City's New Water Programme, ensuring adherence to the highest safety standards,’ said Councillor Zahid Badroodien, Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation.</div><div><br></div><div>For more information on the City’s future plans for smart metering visit: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>  </div><div> <br></div><div>To view presentations and photographs from the workshop visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a></div><div><br><br></div>2024-03-16T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#2c4e141e-6eee-41c6-8176-e8e859a3a9e7;L0|#02c4e141e-6eee-41c6-8176-e8e859a3a9e7|Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#352cb5da-6a34-4bf4-959d-14dc8987a2b4;L0|#0352cb5da-6a34-4bf4-959d-14dc8987a2b4|water and sanitation10

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