PROPOSED GROOT DRAKENSTEIN SEWER PIPELINE, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
DEA&DP Reference Number: 16/3/1/B4/45/1044/12
GIBB Reference no: J31020
Environmental Assessment Practitioners: Arcus GIBB (Pty) Ltd.
Proponent: Cape Winelands District Municipality
Notice is hereby given, in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations published in Government Notices (GN) 544, 545 and 546 of 02 August 2010 and in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (Act no. 107 of 1998) that the Cape Winelands District Municipality proposes to construct and operate a new sewer pipeline to transport sewerage from the existing residential community on Erf 1006/1 (Meerlust) northwards to the Pearl Valley Wastewater Treatment Works. An approximately 5.79km long gravity sewer is proposed to be constructed.
The proposed route of the sewer begins on the southern portion of the Meerlust site (Erf 1006/1), located just north of the junction of the R45 to Franschhoek and R310 to Stellenbosch. The route then continues in a north easterly direction passing through the following properties: Elkana (Erf 982), Bien Donne (Erf 904), Langerust (Erf 946/5), Niewe Sion (Erf 1223), Watervliet 2 (Erf 1224/2), Watervliet 3 (Erf 1224/3), Berg River Farms (Erf 913).
The sewer will then pass across the Berg River to a pump station located adjacent to the Berg River on Erf 913. From there, wastewater will be pumped through a rising main of approximately 600 m into an existing manhole on Erf 826/11 where it will join an existing sewer that will transport the wastewater via gravity to the Pearl Valley Wastewater Treatment Works.
THE FOLLOWING LISTED ACTIVITIES IN TERMS OF THE EIA REGULATIONS APPLY: GN 544 (11, 18); GN 546 (12, 16)
Arcus GIBB (Pty) LTD has been appointed as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner to conduct the Basic Assessment process, as well as to conduct the associated Public Consultation (Participation) process. An Application for Exemption was submitted to DEA&DP applying for exemption from the legislative requirements in Regulations 10(2)(d) and 56 (b)(iii) of NEMA.
OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER AS I&AP:
The public is afforded a 21 (twenty-one) day period from Thursday, 24 May 2012 to 14 June 2012 (inclusive) to register and / or comment as Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) for the above mentioned project..
The BACKGROUND INFORMATION DOCUMENT (BID) can be requested or downloaded from:
GIBB Groot Drakenstein Sewer Pipeline Public Participation Office
The Public Participation Administrator
PO Box 3965, Cape Town, 8000
Tel: +27 21 469 9180 / 9100
Fax: +27 21 424 5571
The Groot Drakenstein Sewer Pipeline Public Participation Office is open during office hours from Monday to Fridays (excluding Public Holidays).