Water

$2M to settle deep-sea water violation

A deep-sea water bottling company has agreed to pay $2 million to the Hawaii Department of Health to settle a violation order. Hawaii health officials last year issued an order alleging Koyo USA Corp. adulterated its product with rejected water...

Corpse-contaminated water discharged

Clean water from four unaffected tanks – just below the 60-foot tower where a corpse was found in one of the nine tanks there last Saturday – was used by the Municipal Council to deliver to the 2,000 residents of Taman Sri Titingan,...

eThekweni recovers R1.2m in water losses

eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, the best performing municipality in KwaZulu-Natal with regard to Blue Drop accreditation, has made the news yet again. Following the Blue Drop Awards on 7 May, the municipality has announced that it has...

Hydrocarbons no more!

A revolutionary new mobile self contained trailer for oily water separation has been introduced to the local market by environmental management company, Procon Environmental Technologies. Industrial operations in South Africa can now benefit from...

Lead to be eliminated from all plastic pipes

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) is workings towards eliminating lead entirely from all locally-manufactured plastic pipe products. SAPPMA was established to create absolute quality, trust and integrity...

Municipal water service tariffs

A recent Water Research Commission study looking into municipal water tariffs of 15 South African municipalities reports that the primary driver of water service tariffs is the quest to balance tariff revenues with explicit financial costs. Given...