The sewage pump stations at Ifafi and Venice Village have been overflowing for almost a month now while the Department of Water Affairs are waiting for pumps and ‘paper work’ from the department.
The department took over the refurbishment of all sewage pump stations in Hartbeespoort in the beginning of 2011. “It is no longer . . . → Read More: Sewage spilling into wetlands again – Ifafi, Hartbeespoort
Kormorant 19 to 25 April 2012
Hartbeespoort – Kosmos residents were both amused and annoyed last week when the Madibeng municipality claimed in last week’s Kormorant that it is in the process of fixing the vandalised Kosmos reservoir.
“Is this how the government fix things?” an outraged resident wanted to know.
The reservoir was vandalised . . . → Read More: The municipal way
Raw sewage is spilling into the Harts River in Vryburg in the North West, civil rights group AfriForum said on Monday.
19 March 2012 | Sapa
Chairman Herman Swanepoel said the problem had been going on for six months.
“Members of the community have inspected the sewage works and nothing has changed. Raw sewage is . . . → Read More: Sewage spills into NWest river
BY MINISTER OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS MRS EDNA MOLEWA DURING THE ROLLOUT OF THE TAUNG/VRYBURG BULK WATER PROJECT, DR RUTH SEGOMOTSI MOMPATI DRISTRICT. 31 MARCH 2012
Bagaetso, Water is life, preserve it and it will preserve you, respect it and it will respect you and lastly enjoy it.
I thank you for welcoming me . . . → Read More: Taung/Vryburg Bulk Water Project
Brits – According to a statement by the Madibeng Municipality they, together with Rand Water successfully commissioned the Xanadu Bulk Water pipeline.
According to municipal spokesperson, Tumelo Tshabalala Hartbeespoort residents for the first time had water from Rand Water running through their taps.
“The pipeline filled up the Silkaatsnek reservoir and water quality tests conducted . . . → Read More: Xanadu pipeline completed
Brits – Madibeng (Place of Water) is the place that should have water but shortage of water is a major crisis in this municipality.
Mayor Poppy Mogongwa is on a venture to draw new investors to the Brits area, but who wants to reside in a town with lack of services, lack of infrastructure, constant . . . → Read More: Madibeng “place of water” upset
The news thousands of residents in Hartbeespoort have been waiting for has arrived.
Rand water is here!
The ‘tap’ was finally opened without warning on Tuesday afternoon and Hartbeespoort has been buzzing with the good news. The only areas still experiencing problems are Meerhof and parts of Xanadu. “These areas’ water system has been designed . . . → Read More: There’s water! ….. and we can drink it.
If water tests in the Rand Water pipeline yesterday (Wednesday, 14 March 2012) are approved, Hartbeespoort residents might just hold their breaths this weekend for the first drops of Rand Water running from their taps. “Water from the Rand Water pipeline is already filling up the Silkaatsnek reservoir and tests are being done today to . . . → Read More: Rand Water in Hartbeespoort
According to an international study released by the carbon Disclosure Initiative, issued Tuesday (13 March 2012), South Africa will face serious water problems in the near future.
In fact, their study found that 18 years from now we will have a 17% (or 2700 billion litres) shortfall between water supply and national demand. That means . . . → Read More: Global Warming : A local problem
Due to South Africa’s unpredictable rainfall, high evaporation rates and low conversion of rainfall to runoff, South Africa is a water stressed country, where demand is fast exceeding available supply. This, coupled with rising water consumption, is placing increasing demands on the Nation’s existing water resources. The North West Province, being generally an arid province . . . → Read More: Only four dams in the North West still full