Tag Archives: water pollution

The importance of reclaiming, reusing and recovering water

It seems simple: you turn the tap and water pours out. But for millions, this is not the case. Over the past decade, South Africa has witnessed the deterioration of municipal wastewater infrastructure and water treatment quality. According to the Water Research Commission, we lose over a third of our water supply because of aged […]

Water truths you should know

50 million litres of dirty raw sewage is discharged into the ocean off of our South African coastlines each day. Adding to that, municipalities and various industries pump millions of litres of untreated sewage into our national river systems, contaminating the water and seeping into our groundwater supplies. As the 30th driest country in the […]

Effects of Covid-19 on local agriculture

As South Africa grapples with the effects of the COVID19 pandemic, farming exports have taken a massive R39bn hit. But South Africa’s agriculture sector is facing another serious problem: the quickly deteriorating quality of water. Although water pollution or lack of water has always been an issue within agricultural areas – COVID-19 poses a new, […]