Tag Archives: Department of Water and Environmental Affairs

Bloudruppel Status

KAAPSTAD. – Vier munisipaliteite in die Wes-Kaap kan met van die skoonste drinkwater in die land spog. Die minister van omgewingsake en waterwese, Edna Molewa, het 8 Mei op ’n nuuskonferensie die vierde Bloudruppel-verslag bekend gemaak wat ’n aanduiding van … Continue reading

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Relative low water demand

March 7, 2012   Relative low water demand shows that residents heeded conservation call It is evident that residents are still responding to the call to safe water as the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s demand is relatively low for similar … Continue reading

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Restrictions remain for Metro

Despite calls from businesses and residents to drop restrictions, the municipality would not say  when water restrictions would be dropped or eased. “We have not yet received any official notification from Water Affairs explaining when it will lift its restrictions,” … Continue reading

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Sinking Solutions for Mining Water Pollution

Sinking Solutions for Mining Water Pollution in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg. It faces the looming threat of toxic water spewing out of idle mines as early as next year, unless government steps in to prevent an “environmental disaster”, Terence … Continue reading

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No vision in Karoo fracking plans

A well written article from the Green Times: What is it going to take to stop the plans to threaten our sensitive Karoo region from being destroyed by Shell’s plans to blow it apart in search of natural gas? A … Continue reading

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Proposed water tariff hike on cards

     The Amathola Water Board is proposing an 8.8 percent water tariff increase to its main recipients, which means that consumers in Buffalo City and areas under the Amathole District Municipality can expect further increases in tariffs, reports Msindisi Fengu. … Continue reading

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Large Hikes in SA’s drinking water tariffs on cards

South Africa’s water boards are proposing increases of between 6.2% and 43% to the cost of the potable bulk water they supply to the country’s municipalities. Such tariff increases, if accepted, are likely to push up the cost of drinking … Continue reading

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