The City of Windhoek is celebrating the 50th anniversary of direct potable water reuse. History tells us that it is exactly 50 years ago to the day that Namibia, introduced recycled water from a domestic origin, into the potable supply of Windhoek. We are celebrating this milestone with the theme “Direct Potable Reclamation with a Clean Bill”.
In his speech, the mayor said, “Living comfortably in an urban area such as Windhoek, one could easily take for granted the privilege of clean, running water and basic sanitation. In fact, thanks to a number of innovations in the capital city and excellent water supply management, residents of the capital hardly concern themselves with the fact that the city lies in the centre of a vast country, with no local natural water resources other than the underground water contained in the Windhoek Aquifer. However, it is exactly this state of affairs that led to a number of local pioneers associated with the City of Windhoek, who introduced direct potable reuse.”
Councillor Musee Kazapua, also extended a warm welcome to his fellow Local Authority Councillors who were present at the occasion. He also welcomed delegates from Australia, Europe and the United States of America, to our beautiful city and to Namibia.