Monday, March 20, 2006

Faecal pollution threat to SA's aquifers

Faecal pollution from human settlements is a big threat to groundwater reserves in South Africa, says the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.

Some schemes utilising groundwater had been shut down, and others were being closely monitored as a result of this pollution, said the department's manager for information programmes, Eberhard Braune. Speaking after making a presentation on groundwater protection at the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico City, he said groundwater in South Africa prior to 1994 had been classified as private water. M&G

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