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R1.4bn upgrade project kicks off at Paarl Wastewater Treatment Works 

Drakenstein Municipality’s new R1.4bn Budget Facility for Infrastructure (BFI) project will help the Municipality to ensure the suitable treatment of wastewater which will assist in preserving the Berg River, a vital...

Water and Sanitation soars, with 95% capital spend of City’s largest budget allocation 

THE City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate successfully achieved 95% spend of its R2,385 billion capital budget in the 2022/23 financial year. In a statement, the directorate said this spend proves their commitment...

Scientists sound alarm on failing water systems

By Steve Kretzmann. Article originally published in GroundUp 23nd June 2023. ALL four towns that have recorded cholera deaths this year have failing drinking water supply and failing sewage treatment plants At least...

Don’t wait, desalinate: A new approach to water purification

By Jenna Kurtzweil, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology TWO-THIRDS of the Earth's surface is awash with the stuff, but water—specifically, the clean and drinkable kind—is inaccessible to billions of people. A new purification...

What to know about dam levels and building a water-secure future

Recent heavy rains saw Cape Town’s dam levels increase drastically and currently stands at 97,1%. This is about a 30 percentage point increase since the start of June. Last year this...

City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate recognised as Africa’s first Leading Utility of the World

The Leading Utilities of the World (LUOW) is a global network of the most successful and innovative water and wastewater utilities. Attaining membership in this network is the gold standard of...

Turning FOG wastewater into biodiesel feedstock and clean water for reuse

By Robin Hayes, Editor at Cape Business News A year has elapsed since the editor interviewed South African entrepreneur Christopher Clemes, who jointly invented and patented the Eco Clarity technology solution in...

Mayco greenlights major Potsdam WWTW upgrade contracts for Council approval

Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee has greenlit two major construction contracts linked to the R5bn upgrade of Potsdam Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW). These contracts are now set to serve on the City...

Erwat pursues greater efficiency with WEG motors

Taking proactive steps to become more energy efficient, South African water utility ERWAT is installing WEG IE3 top premium efficiency and WEG IE4 super premium efficiency motors from Zest WEG. The...

KSB assisting municipalities

MUNICIPALITIES struggling with potable water distribution and waste water control issues can get assistance from one of the world’s leading suppliers of pumps, valves and related services to Government around the...

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