The plant treats effluent from the southern parts of Kuils River, Delft, Blackheath, Blackheath Industria, Blue Downs, Eerste River, De Wijnlanden, Thembokwezi, Mxolisi Phetani and Khayelitsha.
In its current form, the plant had the capability to handle 72 million litres of wastewater a day. Upon completion of the massive upgrade project, the plant would be able to process an additional 18 million litres a day, bringing the total capacity to 90 million litres a day, the City said in a statement.
This increase would foster investment in the area, as it would have the capability of catering for housing developments, schools, commercial developments and, by association, job opportunities.
In addition to the increased capacity, a new preliminary treatment process and upgrade of the existing treatment modules would ensure that the quality of the treated effluent being discharged was of an acceptable standard and complied with the licence conditions issued by the national Department of Water and Sanitation, the statement said.