SA's water treatment works in critical state

2015-07-29 21:34

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has found that South Africa's water treatment works were in a poor to critical state, and that monitoring water quality was becoming a problem.

Science helping to fix SA's water woes

2015-07-29 16:28

Although South Africa will likely face water shortages in future, and the quality of the country’s water is getting worse, scientists are working on some innovative projects to reverse this.

R352m boost for drought-hit KZN

2015-07-15 14:55

The Department of Water and Sanitation has invested R352m in assisting KwaZulu-Natal to respond to the immediate challenges of water scarcity, the minister has revealed.

Officials test for possible toxic algae in Oregon river

2015-07-10 14:23

Tests are underway to determine if a green film shimmering on the surface of Portland's Willamette River may mark the return of toxic blue-green algae that could be dangerous to both people and animals, officials in Oregon say.

Zim drought: 600 000 cattle at risk, says report

2015-07-07 16:01

Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland North is reportedly faced with a severe drought which might see the province losing at least 600 000 cattle.

Water restrictions imposed on parts of KZN

2015-07-03 21:26

Water restrictions have been imposed on several areas in KwaZulu-Natal following insufficient rain.

Umgeni Water warns riverside communities of sewage contamination

2015-07-03 07:48

UMGENI Water has warned residents living close to the uMsunduzi and ­Umngeni Rivers to keep away from the rivers for at least a week following an accidental sewage spillage.

California drought: Cities cut usage by third

2015-07-02 22:12

California water usage has fallen by 29% in May, the biggest savings since tracking began.

Richmond, council at odds over water bills

2015-07-01 09:30

RICHMOND residents who owe thousands of rands in their water bills have taken the uMgungundlovu ­District Municipality to task for the “incorrect” billing.

Rising water price hits Yemenis

2015-06-29 13:30

The price of water is rising steeply in Yemen which may run out of water for its 25 million people, adding to the misery caused by Arab air strikes and the civil war.


UFS builds emergency water reservoir

2015-07-29 19:31

The University of the Free State is building an emergency water reservoir to provide its Bloemfontein campus with water when there is a shortage.

Bloem water restrictions kick in next week

2015-07-24 09:15

Newly imposed water restrictions will be in place next week for Bloemfontein residents with strict penalties in the pipeline for those who fail to adhere to the water saving rules.

Maimane: Water shedding could be in the pipeline

2015-07-13 22:23

SA is witnessing the exact same failures that crippled its electricity grid unfold in the management of its water infrastructure, warns DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

Farmer fumes over water pipe flooding

2015-07-09 10:05

AFTER suffering over R100 000 in ­water damage, a Wartburg farmer is considering taking legal action against Umgeni Water.

Durban starts water rations to curb shortage

2015-07-05 14:27

Durban has started rationing water supplies to stave off a shortage and it will impact members of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Bloemfontein gets first water restrictions in 32 years

2015-07-03 21:26

Bloemfontein is getting water restrictions for the first time in 32 years.

Edendale residents living ‘a nightmare’

2015-07-03 07:48

WITH months of intermittent water supply in the area, some Edendale residents say they “feel like leaving Pietermaritzburg” due to the constant problems and lack of concern from the municipality.

Bloemfontein could face water restrictions

2015-07-02 22:05

In 2014, the Mangaung Metro had to bring water into Bloemfontein from the Katse Dam in Lesotho at a massive cost because of a dire water situation, but this year, it's worse.

Californians struggle for 'normal life,' without water

2015-06-30 09:06

There is a growing number of generally low-income households with no direct access to water in central California's Valley, known as America's food basket, where four years of extreme drought have left many residents high and dry.

Much of Richmond spends 7th day without water

2015-06-29 09:37

MANY of the Richmond community spent their seventh day without water yesterday. “It started to trickle last night and we thought, ‘Oh, goodie’ and this morning had nothing,” said a frustrated Richmond resident.

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