The water bomb, water problem.

August 26, 2010

Few South African are able to even imagine how dependent our daily live are on water, the liquids we buy in little plastic bottles and the fluid that flows from our taps when we shower, bath, brew our tee or coffee, clean laundry, and wet the gardens. This is the “stuff” I am talking about.

Water crisis

The water problem

Could you even imagine what you would do if this very substance either become so polluted that you could no longer use it, even to water you plants, or you tap ran dry after a long day of work? Now just before your mind start denying the plausibility of such a scenario, which I could imagine is possible. Have you truly considered the consequences? What will you do? Will you be caught ill prepared because it’s so easy to deny the facts.

For those of us who have realised to severity of the situation chances are we have already taken appropriate action, if not I invite you to do so now, contact us to gain piece of mind.

For those of you who are still in denial the “I didn’t think it would happen” or the “I told you so” moment is on the way. As is said, “Hind sight is the perfect science.” Read any newspaper or searching on line and you will be bound to find ample reasons to start conserving water now.

This extract from IOL

“We are sitting on a time bomb which will affect each and every person in the country,” Fedusa said.

The National Water Act stated that no person could unlawfully and intentionally or negligently commit any act or omission which polluted or was likely to pollute a water resource.

“However, little action if any is taken against transgressing municipalities.

“[Further], 104 mines in South Africa are operating without a valid water license, of which the majority are in Limpopo province.”

Fedusa said the state of drinking and waste water in South Africa had not improved at all over the past five years.

Among other things, there was poor sanitation and water service delivery; very high levels of pollution and eutrophication (excessive nutrients) in dams and rivers; poor quality drinking water; and, failing waste water treatment infrastructure.


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