NEWS Top desalination plant virtually untapped

Desalination technology is also being considered to make acid mine water usable again.In 2011, in response to the severe drought in the Southern Cape since 2008, Mossel Bay completed its plant, which can desalinate 15 million litres of sea water a day at a cost of R200 million. By 2010 good rains started falling again and Harry Hill, spokesperson for the Mossel Bay Municipality, said the plant was hardly being used.http://www.citypress.co.za/business/top-desalination-plant-virtually-untapped/

Why to invest so much of money if not going to use it.