Umgeni Water woes

2008-04-19 00:00

Umgeni Water (UW), which supplies bulk water to the Msunduzi Municipality, is not meeting the standards required for the effluent that it discharges into local rivers.

In particular, the plants’ E.coli levels were higher than allowed. It was E.coli and associated disease-causing microbes that led to 45% of the participants in the 2008 Dusi canoe marathon falling sick.

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