Vaal Dam water levels creep closer to dipping below 60%

2019-08-22 19:09

Water levels in the Vaal Dam are continuing to decline, threatening to dip below the 60% capacity.

Water in Hammanskraal not fit for human consumption - SAHRC

2019-08-21 10:59

The water in Hammanskraal is not fit for human consumption, says the SA Human Rights Commission.

Wakkerstroom residents seek interdict against municipality's R98m pipeline project

2019-08-16 05:18

Residents fear their own water supply may run out if their dam is used to supply water to a suburb that is 30km away.

It's discoloured but you can drink it: Tshwane says water is safe

2019-08-14 20:20

The City of Tshwane says although Hammanskraal's drinking water is discoloured, it is safe to drink.

Cape Town's dams hit the 80% mark, but only 64.5% for Western Cape

2019-08-13 07:28

Cape Town dams are 80.6% full, but the Karoo and southern Cape are still struggling to fill dams.

Western Cape dams more than 61% full - the best in 4 years

2019-08-05 19:46

The Western Cape's dams are recovering from the drought at a steady pace, except for the central Karoo.

Rand Water hopes to reconnect residents around Kempton Park on Monday

2019-08-04 19:43

Efforts to repair a burst pipe that resulted in water cuts in Kempton Park and surrounding areas have been unsuccessful, Rand water has announced.

Prelim tests show Cape Town's discoloured water poses no health risk, says City

2019-07-30 19:49

Preliminary tests done on the discoloured water in Cape Town's distribution system has found it does not pose a health risk, although locals are advised to continue boiling it before use.

Dam levels on the rise as rain, cold front batter Cape Town

2019-07-23 22:19

The City of Cape Town says recent rain has contributed to a significant increase in dam levels over the past week as inclement weather is set to continue in parts of the Western Cape.

When water issues trickle down

2019-07-22 17:19

Astral Foods recently made headlines when it reported millions in losses due to insufficient water supply to one of its major plants. finweek visited the plant to see how the company is finding a solution to municipal failures – at a cost.

 

Desalination plant battle: City of Cape Town hits back, asks court to dismiss R50m lawsuit

2019-08-21 11:15

The City of Cape Town has asked the Western Cape High Court to dismiss legal action launched against it by the company that built a desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront.

Cape Town dam levels now at 81.7%

2019-08-20 05:28

Dams supplying the City of Cape Town are 81.7% full, according to the municipality, with dams in the Western Cape breaking through the 65% average level.

ANC mulling court action against Tshwane council over 'tainted' water

2019-08-15 19:24

ANC mulling taking Tshwane Metro to court over Hammanskraal water situation.

Residents fume as 'day zero' reaches Butterworth

2019-08-14 11:43

Residents of Butterworth have been without tap water for over a week, and deliveries by tanker to surrounding villages have also stopped.

Could this eco-friendly loo rid SA's schools of pit toilets?

2019-08-07 05:36

A new eco-friendly toilet that uses only one to two litres of water per flush could be an affordable alternative to pit toilets at South African schools where there is basic water availability.

Burst Rand Water pipeline fully repaired, water expected to flow by Monday evening

2019-08-05 14:13

Rand Water says a burst pipeline, which left residents in some areas without water for most of the weekend, has been repaired.

No water for almost two weeks: Learners asked to bring water from home, but taps are dry

2019-08-02 15:59

A broken water pipe has left a number of villages without water for almost two weeks in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape.

eThekwini metro rubbishes rumours that acting mayor's PA may have been poisoned

2019-07-26 14:21

The mayor's office in the eThekwini metro has rubbished reports that suggested that foul play was involved in the illness of an employee of the office.

10 easy tricks for drinking more water

2019-07-22 20:33

Staying hydrated is important, especially in high temperatures. Fortunately, there are ways you can trick yourself into drinking more of it.

Govt to propose water transformation Bill, says Sisulu

2019-07-17 10:52

South Africa’s water department will propose a bill to eliminate “glaring inequalities” in the industry and draft new conservation regulations.

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