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Taking a stand against the dumping of untreated or partially treated sewage into freshwater systems.

The crisis of sewage pouring into our waterway is far greater than the crisis we face as a result of the drought.

The Acid Mine Drainage footprint is growing, contaminating water far beyond the mines of origin.

Report water problems:
0860 562 874 or 0860-JOBURG
Or phone Joburg Water on 011 688 1500

Action for Responsible Management of Our Rivers

A campaign to force authorities to take seriously their responsibilities for managing water and sanitation as it affects our waterways and ground water.

A R M O U R

A campaign to force authorities to take seriously their responsibilities for managing water and sanitation as it affects our waterways and ground water.

Action for

Responsible

Management of our

Rivers

Water Issues

Many issues taint the management of natural water resources and the infrastructure related to water. These include -

High levels of microcystin

The microcystin levels found in a number of major dams - including the Hartbeespoort and Vaal dams - are amongst the highest measured globally. Microcystin toxin levels become a concern in developed countries at far below levels common in SA. ...

Wasting water

South Africa is the world’s 30st driest country  - receiving half the global average rainfall -  and yet South Africans use 61.8% more water than the world average water use of 173 ℓ/d....

Poor drinking water quality

Risks to drinking water quality remain. As the population increases the operation and maintenance load has also amplified affecting the preferred standards that the department set for itself.  ...

Eutrophication of dams and waterways

Eutrophication deteriorates water quality, which in turn threatens ecosystem health, erodes the socio-economic value of the estuary and puts other ecosystem services, such as its role as nursery area for offshore fisheries, at risk.  ...

Decaying water infrastructure

Between 37% and 42% of potable water is currently unaccounted for - or R7-billion in water losses to leaks, wastage and illegal connections....

Non-compliance with the legislative framework

Failure to obtain a water use licence; discharging of contaminated water into the water courses; illegal water connections; diverting rivers; and more. ...

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