When the founders of LIV first acquired the LIV property, they were under the impression that government would within a few years install municipal sewer lines in the area to receive waste water from LIV and the surrounding communities. As part of a temporary waste water management system, LIV purchased a honeysucker (truck) to remove all waste water from the village on a daily basis. Seven years down the line, there are still no signs that the aforementioned sewer lines will be installed. Furthermore, LIV cannot afford the continued investment of operating the honeysucker which, over average, costs the village R100k per month. The only alternate, cost effective solution was to consider an on-site waste water treatment plant.
At the start of 2017, after having successfully completed the required Environment Impact Assessment, LIV embarked on the process of procuring its own treatment plant. It has been a long journey of active fundraising and finding the right people to partner with LIV to make this project possible. On the 26th of January, the LIV Treatment Plant finally arrived on site. At this stage is it highly likely that the Plant will become operational before the end of March 2018. Not only will this infrastructure save the village money in the long term, but more than 50 000L/day of treated effluent water – water that meets local river discharge standards – will be fed from the Plant into the LIV Farm Dam.
LIV could not have successfully undertaken this project without the generous support of the following people and organisations:
- Dave Nozaic (Pty) Ltd – Sponsored Chemical Engineering services
- Black Balance – Sponsored Civil Engineering services
- Bannow Africa – Supplier of Treatment Plant
- Don Brown – Building Contractor
- Boltini Trust – Primary Project Sponsor
- Future Works – Environmental Impact Study
We are so grateful to these individuals and organizations which helped LIV to take yet another step towards becoming self-sustainable and an eco friendly village.
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