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You are not serious about drinking water from the Vaal river?

Sewage as well as animal blood and offcuts are apparently being dumped into the Vaal River, The Weekender reported on Saturday. An abbatoir in Frankfort was pumping animal blood and offcuts into its evaporation dam which was in turn seeping into the Vaal River, Freedom Front Plus Mafube municipality councillor Peter van der Westhuizen said. “We saw a large area of red in the water. “We are conducting tests to establish exactly what is causing it”. A member of the Blue Scorpions Nigel Adams confirmed the dumping of the animal […]

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SA in a R56bn water crisis

Melanie Gosling, Cape Times June 17th Western Cape municipalities need to spend R6.6bn to replace decaying water and sanitation infrastructure in local authorities throughout the province. This was one of the findings of an audit commissioned by the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, which said it would take a massive R56bn to fix the crumbling water and sanitation infrastructure throughout the country. The Western Cape municipalities whose water and sanitation infrastructure are in the worst condition are Knysna, Drakenstein, Stellenbosch and Breede Valley. The report which described the […]

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Water Rhapsody No1 in water conservation in S.A.

Water Rhapsody, with 15 years experience in water conservation, is number 1 in South Africa in Grey water recycling systems and Rainwater harvesting systems. Founder and inventor Jeremy Taylor has has been passionate about “everything to do with water and water conservation”  and  in the past 15 years has been responsible for Water Rhapsody installing over 3000 water conservation systems, mostly around Cape Town. Says Jeremy Taylor, ” Water is becoming the oil of the past century. We have damned the last river in the Western Cape to extinction, we […]

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