Sustainable Water and Sanitation Projects and Infrastructure

Name and background of applicant / developer Garden Route District Municipality
Core focus sector Water and sanitation
Total project investment
Capitalisation estimate is ZAR6 billion for the Garden Route Regional water projects over 5-10 years
Sources of funding
Public, private or donor funding
Possible incentives available
Incentives include service-related, rates- and charges-related incentives
Project status Pre-feasibility studies completed in most cases
Partnerships Garden Route District promotes all forms of partnerships.
Full contact details of project lead GRDM Planning and Economic Development Department; Passmore Dongi,
+27 44 803 1357; +27 82 805 5285;

The GRDM has prioritised improved water and sanitisation planning and is subsequently registered as a water service authority and water service provider. The District Bulk Water Master Plan investigates short-, medium- and long-term infrastructure developments, possible integration of water and wastewater schemes and long-term future planning, alternative technology and optimisation of future interventions.


  • water bottling
  • a mobile desalination plant,
  • processing of wastewater treatment bi-products (i.e organic manure)
  • smart metering and
  • biogas

Wastewater treatment capacity is exceeded in a number of bulk wastewater treatment facilities in the Garden Route District. Investment opportunities exist to upgrade inadequate waste management as it places an additional threat to critical water sources.

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