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Steenbras Dam Filtration Plant
Gordon's Bay district, Western Cape

CAPE TOWN CITY COUNCIL: Architect
William John Henry (Gregs) GREGORY: Design Architect
CHRISTIANI and NIELSEN: Contractor

Date:1941
Type:Filtration Works
Status:Extant


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34°10'29.59" S 18°50'58.70" E Alt: 289m
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Built during the Second World War under considerable difficulties owing to the war-time shortage of labour. (See Shorten, 1963: 400-401). Filtration plants were erected to solve the problem of pipe corrosion wrought by the Cape's natural water supplies, and the Steenbras Reservoir Filtration Plant was the third such installation, and by far the most expensive then, built at a cost of 258 898 pounds (R517 796) at the time (see Shorten, 1963: 340-341).


Writings about this entry

Shorten, John R. 1963. Cape Town : A record of the Mother City from the earliest days to the present. Cape Town: JR Shorten in association with Shorten and Smith Publications. pg 336 ill; 340-341; 401 ill