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Drinking water quality improving, but wastewater still a concern

South Africa’s drinking water quality improved over the last three years, but the quality of wastewater treatment services went down, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said on Thursday. “We can now see a positive trend in the way drinking water quality is being managed,” she said, announcing the results of the ‘Green Drop’ […]

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‘Blue Drop’ water quality scheme gains momentum, but critics say more is needed

Water quality and availability have become matters of growing concern in South Africa. The yearly renewable freshwater supply per capita currently stands at between 1 000 m3 and 1 700 m3, but this will likely shrink to less than 500 m³ by 2025, according to the World Resources Institute.

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