ARTICLES RELATING TO WATER

INFOGRAPHIC: How much water are you wearing?

2016-06-28 10:43

With the recent drought taking place across South Africa, we have become more aware of water constraints and overuse of water.

‘Houses in lower parts of the city will get water first’

2016-06-27 11:59

If you live closer to a reservoir, it does not necessarily mean you will get water first.

Water war hits boiling point

2016-06-23 14:25

KwaZulu-Natal's biggest cities Pietermaritzburg and Durban have engaged in an all-out battle for water.

Rains bring relief to Western Cape

2016-06-20 18:08

Heavy rainfall in recent weeks has resulted in a 5% increase in some of the Western Cape’s dam levels.

Greytown dry after people ‘did not heed warnings’

2016-06-16 13:00

Greytown’s taps will run completely dry from Sunday, and residents will be forced to survive off water supplied in tanks placed around the town.

Water-for-votes allegations denied by ANC KZN

2016-06-12 14:22

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is alleged to be behind a memo calling for taps around Pietermaritzburg to be shut off and water tankers sent in to give the impression it was “delivering”, it has reported.

Canada's First Nations face water crisis

2016-06-07 21:59

Report says that water in Canada's First Nations communities is contaminated and hard to access.

Water worry on low tariff

2016-06-06 09:45

Has uMgungundlovu District municipality set itself up to run at a loss with a significantly “low” water tariff increase?.

Over half of SA households have no water at home

2016-06-02 19:02

Although 89.4% of households in South Africa have access to piped water, less than half of them enjoy water in the comfort of their own homes, a survey shows.

Patients turned away as hospital runs dry

2016-06-01 12:03

For months, areas surrounding Ermelo, Mpumalanga including KaBokweni township have been without a steady supply of water.

 

Upper Montrose residents fed up with water woes

2016-06-28 10:28

Upper Montrose residents said they have had their patience tested “over the limit” and demand the municipality finish its work properly.

Water, sewage SA’s new ‘Eskom’ - expert

2016-06-23 18:00

Water strategy specialist Professor Anthony Turton says water is the new "Eskom" problem for South Africa, only a more complex one.

Trio’s solution to water crisis

2016-06-23 10:31

They might be Grade 11 pupils, but they are already working on solving the country’s greatest challenge — water scarcity.

Israel, South Africa water week creates partnerships

2016-06-17 19:43

The first annual Israel South Africa Water Week took place in Durban recently after successful sessions in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Taps dry for months

2016-06-14 12:58

Three months with no water and no light at the end of the tunnel.

Poor water infrastructure led to state of drought disaster in 8 provinces - Dept

2016-06-10 05:38

Poor water-related infrastructure in the country has resulted in a state of disaster being declared in eight provinces as drought reaches critical levels, says the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

QwaQwa water crisis deepens

2016-06-06 14:56

QwaQwa residents complain that they have been hard hit by the water crisis, saying they go for days without fresh water, resulting in health problems.

Invasive grass carp spawn in US tributary - report

2016-06-02 20:44

Scientists in the American state of Ohio say there's proof that one type of invasive Asian carp is spawning in a Great Lakes tributary.

eThekwini residents warned after sewage spills into rivers

2016-06-01 17:03

The eThekwini municipality has warned residents to avoid contact with water in the Palmiet River and Umgeni River because it has been contaminated by sewage.

City in daily water juggle

2016-05-25 10:49

Prestbury residents were fuming on Tuesday as they were once again left without water.

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