DRINKING WATER QU ALI T Y IN SOUTH AFRICA 2008 Portfolio Committee Public Hearings on Water Quality. “Its not only about science; Its mainly about People.” . DWQM Compliance. Regulation 5 under Section 9 of the Water Services Act of 1997: Suitable Monitoring Programme;
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DRINKING WATER QUALITY IN SOUTH AFRICA 2008Portfolio Committee Public Hearings on Water Quality
“Its not only about science; Its mainly about People.”
Status of DWQM in South Africa
Increased growth and productivity in all the sectors of our economy will have an impact on our water resources- increased incidents of pollution, pressure on existing infrastructure, treatment works, hospitals etc. Studies conducted in 1999 in China showed that the value of water pollution was at about 0,5% of the countries GDP, what would be the value in SA including loss of life?
HIV/AIDS a challenge in SA, poor drinking water quality will have an adverse effect on the already vulnerable groups
Proactive and Reactive
Regulation of DWQM
Weighting of Blue Drop Certification required criteria
Regulate according to PoA
Plan of Action Submission
Meet Municipal management
Deliver formal notification
Phase B: Enforcement Protocol
DWQ is not only about Science; Its Mainly about People.
DWAF: DWQ REGULATION PROGRAMME