SA's water woes cause a splash

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WATCH: 5 ways to test if your family’s water is safe

2014-11-05 09:02

Many of us take our clean drinking water for granted. But are you sure that what's coming out of your tap is really safe? These quick tests will help you decide. Watch.WATCH

Cape Town - Amidst the tension after the Eskom power woes and recent load shedding lurks and even bigger worry...

WATER. We tend to take our water supply for granted, and a News24 investigation shows that we're on the cusp of a disaster.

We strongly recommend you read our in-depth investigative piece, which tells the shocking story of how the government will need to spend 10 times as as much on the water supply over the next five year, a whopping R293bn!

South Africa's looming water disaster

Our infographic names and shames the biggest provincial water wasters, where the Western Cape wastes the least amount in the country.

INFOGRAPHIC: What a senseless waste!

While we have dug up all these shocking facts and figures, we go a more practical route, showing you can easily test the quality of your water.

WATCH: 5 ways to test if your family’s water is safe

Take a look at these MUST-KNOW facts about the water situation, among them - that we're using 98% of of our available water supply.

Read this before you drink that next glass of water

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