Integrated Water & Waste Management Plan
Public Participation Process
The purpose of this public participation process is to provide Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) with information in respect of the proposed Thabametsi Power Plant (Project), as well as to inform the I&Aps of the Water Use License Authorisation Processes which will be followed to obtain the Water Use License (WUL) required for the construction and operation of the 630MW Thabametsi Power Plant. I&APs will be provided the opportunity to comment on and contribute to the identification of water resource impacts of the proposed Project.
The proposed Project is situated approximately 17 km north-west of Lephalale on the farm Onbelyk 257 LQ, and near the Grootgeluk Coal Mine as well as the Matimba and Medupi Power Stations, the proposed project site falls within the jurisdiction of the Lephalale Local Municipality and the Waterberg District Municipality.
The Thabametsi Power Plant will be a zero liquid effluent discharge (ZLED) plant. This means that all plant processes will be optimised for minimisation of water demand and all effluent will be collected and either re-used or evaporated on site.
The water supply requirements are determined at 720,000 m3 per annum. The source of water for the Thabametsi Power Plant will be obtained from an allocation surrendered by Exxaro Coal (Pty) Ltd. In order to facilitate the Water Use License Application Process an Integrated Water and Waste Management Plan for the Project needs to be developed in support of the water uses as contemplated in Section 21 of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act 36 of 1998).
Water Use License Application Process
Thabametsi Power Company (Pty) Ltd is the applicant and project company that will own and operate the Thabametsi Power Plant, and is in the process of conducting a Water Use License Application Process in terms of Section 40 of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act 36 1998). The following water uses require authorisation from the Department of Water and Sanitation:
1. Section 21(a) Taking of water from a resource;
2. Section 21(b) Storing of water;
3. Section 21(c) Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse;
4. Section 21(f) Discharge of water containing waste into a resource;
5. Section 21(g) Disposing of waste which may detrimentally impact on a water resource;
6. Section 21(i) Altering the bed, banks, course or characteristics of a watercourse.
You are cordially invited to review the Integrated Water and Waste Management Plan that will be submitted to the Department of Water and Sanitation and any and all comments can be forwarded to the contact person with details as provided below. The documents will be available for review for 60 calendar days excluding the period from 15 December 2017 to 5 January 2018 therefore all comments should be made and received by Menco on or before 6 March 2018. The documents can be reviewed through the following:
• Electronic Copy from Savannah Environmental Website: http://www.savannahsa.com
• Hardcopy at the Lephalale Public Library: Cnr Joe Slovo Doewater, Lephalale, Ellisras, South Africa
Time: 12:00 – 15:00
Venue: Mogol Country Club & Conference Centre
Coordinates: S23˚41’50.36” E27˚41’39.36”
All queries and comments must be addressed to:
Reuhl Lombard of M2 Environmental Connection (Pty) Ltd
PO Box 2047, Garsfontein East, 006
Tel: 012 004 0362
Fax: 086 621 0292
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