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DWS moves to establish the Anti-Pollution Task Team

The Department of Water and Sanitation moved a step closer to constituting the Anti-Pollution Task Team (APTT) which will deal with escalating incidents of pollution across the country. The intention to establish the Task Team emanates from a call...

Water conservation is key to ensuring sustainability

The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Northern Cape has urged water users to use the resource sparingly to ensure water sustainability for both now and future generations. Water storage in the Northern Cape Province is currently at 123.7...

Here’s how Cape Town avoided running out of water

Cape Town’s water crisis got so bad last year that the city was just 90 days away from turning off the taps. A year on, the South African city’s dams are now over 80% full, water use restrictions have been relaxed and Day Zero – the point at which...