Water

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...

Results of the Blue Drop Report 2012

The Department of Water Affairs has released the results of their 2012 Blue Drop Results. This is fourth Blue Drop Report and it is remarkable to note the impact this programme has had on the water sector over the past four years. Debbie Besseling...

Heavy rains affecting water quality at UK beaches

Heavy recent rains are flushing raw sewage into coastal waters, ruining the water quality at popular beaches around the UK just as the bathing season begins, according to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). As it publishes its 2012 Good Beach...

Nine arrested in Mpumalanga during water protest

Nine people were arrested during a service delivery protest in Lilydale in the Bushbuckridge municipality on Monday, Mpumalanga police said. “At 6am residents… went on the rampage. They burnt municipal offices and a Caterpillar grader,” said...

SA park flooded with toxic water

Rachel Adatia and Pieter van Eeden couldn’t believe their eyes: the public park they had encountered was flooded with toxic acid mine drainage (AMD) and there wasn’t a warning sign in sight. “That a public park that is supposed to be there for the...