Steenbras aquifer drilling too risky, ecologists warn

The City of Cape Town is gambling with the future of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems as it pushes ahead with drilling for groundwater from the Table Mountain Group (TMG) Aquifer, ecologists are warning.

A group of environmental scientists have raised concerns over drilling operations in the vicinity of the Steenbras Dam, a nature reserve and part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.

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