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MEDIA STATEMENT – Department Water and Sanitation

MEDIA STATEMENT
Water Supply by Dawid Kruiper Municipality Complies with Safety
Standards and is Safe to Drink
For Immediate Release
28 September 2022
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) would like to categorically
state that the drinking water quality provided by the Dawid Kruiper Local
Municipality complies with safety standards and is safe to drink – this is based
on confirmed reports received by the DWS from Dawid Kruiper Local
Municipality.
Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality is the water service authority in Upington
and treats 48 Megaliters of water to a safe standard with the required
operational controls prescribed by the DWS to ensure that the water meet
drinking water quality.
Water is sampled at operational level hourly and daily at the water treatment
plant, 25 water samples from reservoirs, the distribution network and at points
of use.
The water is treated with active carbon dosing that absorbs taste and odours
and chlorinate the water with free chlorine for disinfection of total coliforms
and E. coli.
According to records received by DWS, their sampling indicated that water
meets drinking water quality and the residents of Upington were notified
accordingly.
Dawid Kruiper LM as a water service authority follows the Blue Drop best
practise programme to ensure safe drinking water to its residents. They are
running sand replacement, reservoir disinfection and cleaning programs.
Additional sampling has been initiated to ensure safe drinking water quality.
END
Issued by the Department of Water & Sanitation

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