SA has over 40 'critical' sewerage plants under close watch

2019-01-01 17:38

The department of water and sanitation says it is monitoring the performance of over 40 sewerage plants that do not meet minimum standards.

City’s water pipes crumble

2017-11-10 14:04

Pietermaritzburg's water and sanitation infrastructure is crumbling.

The business of water

2017-07-23 06:45

The resource may fall from the sky, but when it comes to harnessing its economic power, we have ­challenges to overcome, writes Gayle Edmunds.

Water: govt gets tough

2016-03-02 11:17

The province’s municipalities have been given until the end of the week to present their plans for reducing water consumption by 15%.

Patients lambast local private hospital for water supply problems

2015-09-25 10:13

A prestigious private hospital has been heavily criticised by patients after poor water supply forced the ill to use other wards’ ablution facilities.

Water affairs halts construction on sewerage pipeline

2015-06-02 18:08

The national department of water affairs has ordered the Metsimaholo local municipality to halt construction on the controversial raw sewerage pipeline from Refengkgotso, outside the Free State town of Deneysville, into the Vaal Dam.

Water Affairs loses track of billions of rands

2014-10-02 15:21

Inadequate management systems and resulting poor record keeping involving billions of rands have earned water affairs a qualified annual audit report.


Cape Town's July rainfall way below average

2018-07-30 22:11

Rainfall in Cape Town's water catchment areas has been way below average in July with one weather station recording less than a third of the normal July rainfall.

Parliament slams Water and Sanitation Dept for missing targets, outstanding debt

2017-10-06 18:16

The Department of Water and Sanitation overspent close to R111m of its budget for the 2016/17 financial year, but only achieved 48% of its performance targets, according to a report tabled in Parliament.

Nomvula Mokonyane’s water department is bankrupt

2017-02-12 06:02

As contractors demand billions in unpaid invoices, calls mount to place the department of water and sanitation under administration, but officials insist nothing is wrong.

PMB pipe gushing water for two years

2015-11-24 09:58

A burst pipe in Woodlands that supplies water to 70% of Northdale has been gushing hundreds of litres of water a day for over two years.

Consumers must act as drought bites harder

2015-07-08 09:54

THE dry winter and lack of rain through most of the province, particularly the inland region, is expected to continue, according to the South African Weather Service.

Growing thirst halts plans for hydro power

2015-04-07 19:50

A plan to generate enough hydro electricity to light up over 5 000 Durban households has been stumped because of rising water demand in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

Scientists create miracle from poop

2014-06-06 14:55

Well this is a first, a group of researchers in the US have decided to take cow manure and turn it into drinkable water.

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