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Water boards owed R1 billion by municipalities

Water boards were owed debts by municipalities to the tune of about R1 billion a year, but the Water and Environmental Affairs Ministry does not believe that this is a train smash as the entities are paid about R8.8 billion a year, thus the loss of...

Valves supplied for major order in record time

KEW Foundries has just completed a multi-million rand order for Gunric Valves, to cast seven valve body and disc sets for use by a large water utility. The biggest butterfly valves that this leading manufacturer of high quality valves has supplied...

10 000 solar energy based water systems

To meet the drinking water needs of people in Naxal-affected areas, the government is planning to set up 10,000 solar based water systems in 78 districts which have been hit by Left Wing Extremism. “We have just prepared a proposal for 10,000...

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...

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...

Bethlehem hydro leads the way

The Bethlehem hydro project obtained the first, non-consumptive, water-use licence for a hydro power station under the Water Act. Water&Sanitation Africa looks at the highlights of this groundbreaking project. The Bethlehem hydro is a truly...