Jeffreys Bay tap water is tops

2016-05-05 06:00

THERE is no need to spend your hard-earned cash on bottled water in Jeffreys Bay.

  • Jeffreys Bay water was given the thumbs up b

According to the blue drop report, Jeffreys Bay’s drinking water is fit for human consumption, while the green drop report indicates that the town has clear sewage within the set microbiological standards.

The monitoring of drinking water in communities forms part of AfriForum’s #skoonwater initiative.

“We want to continuously ensure that South Africans’ constitutional right to access to clear, running water is protected,” says Thomas van Dalen, AfriForum’s Provincial Coordinator for the Eastern Cape.

“It is important that drinking water and sewage be tested regularly.”

According to Kouga Municipal spokesperson, Laura-Leigh Randall, it is a great compliment to be rated so favourably by a civic rights organisation such as AfriForum, who take their role as watchdogs very seriously. “It is also very encouraging for staff tasked with maintaining the quality of Kouga’s drinking wager and sewage outflow. It confirms that they are doing a good job.”

Randall says, the municipality does regular water and sewage tests. “Tests are done at least monthly by taking samples and sending them to independent laboratories for bacterial and chemical analysis as to ensure that the water is treated correctly for drinking purposes. Furthermore, water samples are taken weekly at the Jeffreys Bay Water Treatment Works, due to the challenges experienced in places such as Wavecrest.”

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