The minister is adamant the country is not experiencing a crisis, despite about half the water in our systems being unsafe for drinking
In April last year, the department’s Green Drop report identified 334 wastewater systems in a critical condition in 90 municipalities.
The Department of Water and Sanitation’s Blue and Green Drop Reports show that microbiological and chemical compliance are lacking in our drinking water
The Blue and Green Drop programmes are being relaunched to rebuild SA’s often poorly maintained and ‘looted’ water systems
The last reports were in 2014 but were stopped probably because the results were too shocking to be publicised, water experts say