ARTICLES RELATING TO WATER

EThekwini metro to launch major water saving project

2016-12-07 17:42

The eThekwini metro says it will put a pilot project in place that could help minimise the impact of drought currently being experienced in Durban and surrounding areas.

Heading for murky waters

2016-11-24 13:54

Recent rains have brought relief to many parts of the country, with forecasts indicating that SA might be out of the woods this year. Concerns around the management of water infrastructure remain.

Cape Town residents urged to watch their water use

2016-11-21 20:37

Water consumption is still too high and residents need to reduce their use to winter levels, the City of Cape Town has urged.

Concerns about E.coli in Bloem drinking water

2016-11-16 11:52

Bloemfontein residents have raised concerns about the quality of the city's drinking water, which was dirty brown and said to have had traces of E.coli in it.

Public Works denies polluting Hartbeespoort Dam

2016-11-09 06:07

The national Department of Public Works has denied responsibility for polluting the Hartbeespoort Dam.

Residents warned to use water sparingly

2016-11-03 20:30

Residents in various provinces have been warned to use water sparingly as the weather heats up and dam levels continue to drop.

Outdated laws give farmers, landowners sole water ownership, MPs hear

2016-11-02 17:50

Parliament needs to help change existing laws that give landowners and farmers the sole rights to water running through their property, says the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Portable play pools prohibited as Cape water restrictions increase

2016-10-31 19:07

Forget about filling the portable play pool this summer holiday - water restrictions in the Mother City prohibit an increase in usage in comparison to consumption during winter.

Drought continues despite rains – Umgeni Water

2016-10-20 14:17

The drought that has plagued many parts of the country will not abate any time soon, says Umgeni Water.

Leaking money: Water Dept's irregular expenditure rises by 300%

2016-10-18 16:19

The Department of Water and Sanitation's irregular expenditure has risen by 300% over the past financial year, the Auditor General says.

 

Cape Town water use down, but still not enough - City

2016-12-01 10:30

Cape Town residents appear to have heeded the call to cut down on their water use, but still need to use less, the City says.

Western Cape residents have the most improved drinking water

2016-11-23 22:03

The Western Cape has the highest rate of universal access to improved drinking water sources in the country, says Statistics SA.

Keep saving water, urges water dept

2016-11-21 16:30

Gauteng residents must carry on saving water, even though dam levels are inching up in the parched province, the Department of Water and Sanitation said on Monday.

Funding for school infrastructure could cost R98bn

2016-11-14 19:06

Uplifting the infrastructure of schools will cost R98bn, according to estimates by the Department of Basic Education made as far back as 2013.

Joburg residents urged to curtail water use

2016-11-07 16:06

Water restrictions will stay at level 2 in Johannesburg, despite Rand Water cutting supply by 15%, a city official has said.

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Borehole saves Kagiso residents

A local food garden has been the saving grace for Kagiso residents.

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In California drought, a $350 million experiment on tastes

2016-10-31 22:30

Drought-ridden California poured more than $350m over the last two years into an experiment in social engineering away from water-slurping lawns

Standerton sewage flowing into Vaal

2016-10-23 06:00

A permanent fetid smell wafts in the air in Sakhile township near Standerton where residents have given up on fruitless attempts to get the Lekwa municipality to upgrade sewerage infrastructure.

Cape Town getting even stricter on water restrictions

2016-10-18 18:01

Prompted by a prolonged drought, the City of Cape Town is planning to move to level three water restrictions which include banning the use of sprinklers and hosepipes, says the council.

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Here are ways you can save water

Drastic measures - including fining residents - have been put in place as water levels in Gauteng reach a point of no return.

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