Bayside Canal upgrade, South Africa

19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas - Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

Bayside Canal upgrade, South Africa

Name of the Project
Bayside Canal upgrade.

Blaauwberg road to the Rietvlei, in Tableview, in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Project Owner/s
City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation Directorate.

Project Description
The upgrade will increase the capacity of the Bayside Canal to provide naturally structured treatment facilities that improve the quality of stormwater runoff that flows from the canal into the Rietvlei, and adequate access for systematic maintenance in the future.

The project includes lining the side slopes of the canal situated south of Blaauwberg road and providing floating litter booms to remove solid waste from the stormwater. It also includes building parallel primary sedimentation ponds, a secondary treatment channel, reed bed ponds for further treatment to improve the quality of the water and a bypass channel, as well as laydown areas adjacent to the primary ponds and secondary treatment channel for access for future maintenance.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure

Planned Start/End Date
Construction started in November 2023 and is expected to be completed by mid-June 2025.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts, Suppliers and Consultants
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
City of Cape Town, email