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Water quality

Effective and efficient water solutions

An increase in pollution and the destruction of river catchments are contributing to the declining quality of South Africa’s raw water resources, leading in turn to greater treatment costs. As water quality declines, more time and energy must be...
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Safeguard waterways and reap the benefits

South Africa is a water-scarce country and it is rated the 30th driest in the world, with a rapidly increasing population. This is based on its average rainfall of 500mm per year compared to the world average of 860mm. “We use approximately...

Embrace advanced technologies

Water-resilient cities can only be achieved through decentralised systems that harness appropriate advanced technology solutions. By Musawenkosi Ndlovu, director, QFS The cost of water production has more than tripled in recent years. As the...

Mercury found in KZN river

The Umgeni River is the main water source for communities living around KwaXimba, in Cato Ridge outside Durban . The KwaXimba community is being warned to stay away from a local stream. This comes after revelations that the river has been...