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What Happens When Sewage Enters a River?

By Daisy Buchana, eHow Contributor Environmentalists and citizens alike worry when raw sewage discharges into rivers and streams. The presence of sewage presents a health hazard for humans, as well as fish and aquatic mammals. Sewage in rivers has long-lasting impacts on local water quality and general river ecosystem health. Entry Methods Sewage makes its […]

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Nigeria’s water-starved ‘Venice of Africa’

Disease thrives amid drinking water shortage in Lagos’ 200-year-old Makoko slum. Last updated: 11 Nov 2013 Makoko, Nigeria – It is no ordinary neighbourhood of Lagos – Nigeria’s most populous city – with some calling it the “Venice of Africa”. This 200-year-old water-world, however, is a vast slum with hovels built upon wooden stilts. A […]

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Carolina still won’t drink its water

Residents say although the water is clear and tastes normal at first, it smells like bleach and leaves a sandy aftertaste. Sipho Kings reports. Trapped by a weir, the green waters of the Boesmans River swirl in a mess of foamy bubbles and dirty twigs. The water is the source for the Mpumalanga town of […]

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Metro rubbishes reports of sewage in Tshwane water

Tshifhiwa Shonisani The Tshwane Metro has dismissed as a hoax reports that striking municipal workers have pumped sewage into water reservoirs. They urged residents to ignore SMS’s doing the rounds alleging that their drinking water was unsafe. Spokesman Nomasonto Ndlovu said none of their employees were on strike. “We collect and take samples from reservoirs […]

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Substation overload

Jacana Bay residents in Meerhof, Hartbeespoort, are concerned about a substation on the premises that has been infiltrated and taken over by termites threatening their power supply. “We have been trying for months to get the Madibeng municipality to attend to the sub-station before it explodes, but it is impossible to get through to Madibeng […]

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