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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’s drinking water among best

The management of water quality in Kwa-Zulu-Natal had improved by as much as 10 percent since last year, according to the national Blue Drop report released yesterday. SA’s drinking water is among the best in the world – and one of just a handful...