Oudtshoorn Local Municipality – DAGEOS

March 27, 2013

Umvoto has been responsible for the Deep Artesian Groundwater Exploration for Oudtshoorn Supply (DAGEOS) project since 2001. The project aims to explore for and abstract groundwater from the deep Peninsula Formation aquifer (~400 meters
below ground), along a geological structure termed the Witkliprug Anticline 20 km south of Oudtshoorn. A single high yielding (40-50 l/s) artesian production borehole currently exists, and exploration and production drilling is underway to expand the wellfield.