The Atlantis Water Supply Scheme – a CSIR-supported artificial groundwater recharge system

Fri, Feb 16, 2018
soil aquifer treatment wastewater transfer
#groundwater recharge

The town of Atlantis is located about 50km north of Cape Town on the dry west coast of South Africa. Since the 1970s, it has relied on an innovative process whereby storm water and treated domestic wastewater is transferred underground to be stored in an aquifer for future use. The CSIR provides technical and scientific support to this project, called the Atlantis Water Supply Scheme.