Water Supply Networks

Berg Aukas-Grootfontein scheme

Date of commissioning:


Capital cost at date of construction:


Purpose of use:

Transfer of ground water from the Berg Aukas Mine to the Eastern National Water Carrier to be supplied to the Central Areas of Namibia during periods of water shortage.

Brief description of system:

Water is abstracted from Berg Aukas No 2 mine shaft with submersible pump sets and transferred to Grootfontein by means of a 500 mm diameter, 18 km long GRP pipeline.

Pumping Capacity:

720 m3/h


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