River polution

2008-01-08 00:00

Lack of access to clean and potable water is a global problem. One billion people worldwide do not have it. It is therefore unsurprising that millions die from waterborne diseases every year.

Powerade Dusi Marathon is endangered by a faecal bacterial count of up to 26 000 parts per 100 millilitres (13 times more than the acceptable level) that the situation hits the headlines.

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