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The end of free water – Free water taps to be turned off

Talks are under way to stop providing 6000litres of water a month free to residents deemed able to pay for all the water they consume. […]

Rich paying too little for water, says WWF

The rich are, for the volumes they’re consuming, paying relatively little for very reliable drinking quality water […]

Water Affairs tackles North West drought

Rustenburg local municipality would introduce water restrictions in the areas where it believed water control was needed, including the CBD. […]

Consumers are paying too little for water

A stiff increase in the price of water might soon be imposed to fund a backlog in the maintenance of the water-supply infrastructure. […]

Water Rate and Tariff for Cape Town 2013-2014

Cape Town domestic water tariff’s are up with the highest increase in the 6 – 10.5 kl tariff […]

Poor management behind water crisis

Water utilities are losing billions of rand through lost and stolen water in SA, while poor sanitation in Africa is leading to the deaths of millions of children through water-borne diseases.

This emerged from the four-day African Water Association conference, which started in Durban on Monday.

The water indaba, which has brought together leaders from […]

Water tariff increase is inevitable

Water-stressed South Africa needs to invest a massive R573 billion in water infrastructure, services and demand management over the next decade, but has budgeted for less than half this amount, government said on Monday.

This gap was a “significant shortfall”, water affairs chief operations officer Trevor Balzer told reporters at Parliament.

“If you look at […]

Toilet water can be purified

Yuck! This is the response in most instances to the proposal to recycle water from sewage effluent.

But experts warn that there are already substances in our water supply that might draw similar reaction – and we drink it anyway.

Durban plans to become the first South African city to purify and recycle sewage into […]

Dam levels around Cape Town sink lower

Theewaterskloof and Voelvlei dams are considerably lower, more than 11% and 16% respectively. […]

Cape Town water tariff 2011

Cape Town’s water and sanitation tariffs are to increase by 8.28%. The first 6 kilolitres remains free and charges there after are calculated in incrementally. […]