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Mine Water Treatment Plant
Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Although acid mine drainage poses a significant threat to the environment, it can also be a significant resource for the production of high-quality drinking water through through proper treatment.
The reverse osmosis process chosen has the ability to treat the mine water into potable water of a standard equivalent to bottled drinking water.
A mine water treatment plant and associated infrastructure were proposed to treat up to 15 million litres (almost 4 million gallons) per day of this excess mine water into potable standards. The plant also helps address the dire shortage of potable water in the nearby Steve Tshwete Local Municipality.
As lead Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) contractor, Golder was responsible for the following key infrastructure components: mine water collection; mine water treatment; reclaimed water storage and distribution; sludge and brine disposal; and bulk electrical power supply.