Namibia continues to champion sustainable water reclamation to sustain growing population

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-15 18:19:33|Editor: Li Xia
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WINDHOEK, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's sustainable water reclamation approach practiced by the capital city municipality has made significant strides in waste water management through converting sewage water to tape water over the years.

The Windhoek Municipality in a statement on Monday said, on Oct. 18 and 19, the country will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) and global experts from Australia, Europe and the USA will be in attendance.

The event will run under the theme "Direct Potable Reclamation With A Clean Bill."

According to the municipality, a special session will take place which will also focus on the current developments and future of DPR not only in the country but also globally.

The capital city of Namibia, Windhoek, being driven by continuous water scarcity and exceptional challenges in term of supply, innovatively took the bold step to introduce purified sewage effluent into the drinking water system way back in 1968.

"Over the years, this unconventional supply source has gone through various stages of refinery and maintained as an important source of supply to the ever growing city," the municipality added.

The municipality said that currently, Windhoek is regarded as one of the world leaders in DPR and remains one of the only places in the world where this is practiced on a significant scale and continuous basis to supply the residents of the city with drinking water.