2010. Water Services Regulation. National Water Act, 36 of 1998. = KEY INTERFACES. Surface and ground water. Abstraction. Economic Social & Technical. Water services regulation:. Diffuse pollution. Treated & untreated discharges. Reticulated systems. Water Treatment.
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Water Services Regulation
= KEY INTERFACES
Surface and ground water
Management and customer interface and services
Water Services Act, 108 of 1997
Water use efficiency and demand management
Initiation of Blue & Green drop
how / through“ locally developed concept for the regulation of drinking water quality & waste water services “– incentive based …….– publication of results by regulator
process “home” -WATER SERVICES technical REGULATIONaim -SERVES AS GOAL: proactive, holistic managementRESTORE TRUST in DWQ& Waste Water Management Services
conceived –May 2008,public workshopsaccepted –September 2008, municipal indaba“1st”evaluations commenced -Nov 2008
23 water supply systems blue status (53%)
32 waste water treatment works green status (45%)
2nd concluded -April 2009
2010 –audits: underwayassessments: commence end Nov, all completed mid FebResults published March
Number of Water Supply
Systems in Scoring (%)
Category per Province
WSA’s to receive –
Blue Drop Status (Drinking Water Quality) or
Green Drop Status (Waste Water Management)
if compliant with legislation & best practice requirements,
onus on WSA to provide the Dept with information –
Blue Drop System(www.dwa.gov.za/bluedrop)
To receive a BLUE DROP - comply with 95% of the weighted criteriaCriteria for Blue Drop Status
For a GREEN DROP - comply with 90% of the weighted criteriaCriteria for Green Drop Status
Awarding of a Purple Drop
Blue Drop 2009 Findings – Water Services Authorities
1. Water Safety Plan (new requirement)(5%)
The Limpopo Sampling
Ratio pattern serves as
evidence of the Blue
Drop impact in the
Inception of Blue
4DWQ Electronic Data Arrangements
The Symbols that serves as proof that the quality of drinking water and waste water management services will not be compromised.
Thumbs up for Bay‘s drinking waterNELSON Mandela Bay‘s drinking water received a qualified thumbs up in the very first national drinking water quality report released yesterday.
The quality of water was described as “very good” with a score of 99 per cent, in accordance with the criteria set under South African national standards. However, it was the only one out of six metropolitan municipalities which failed to achieve Blue Drop status, awarded for complete water quality monitoring.
Though the Bay failed to win the Blue Drop Certificate, the first annual Blue Drop South African Drinking Water Quality Report said “the performance of the drinking water quality management at most water treatment works within the Nelson Mandela metropolitan municipality is very good”.
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Think before you drink….