Water Affairs identifies problematic Municipalities
09 May 2012
The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs says South Africa's drinking water remains among the best in the world, and it is improving.
Municipalities last year achieved a further average water quality improvement of nearly 15%.
On the Blue Drop report that was released on Monday it has shown that a number of local authorities still have severe problems.
The department’s director of water service regulation, Leonardo Manus, says that some municipalities in the Eastern Cape, in the Free State and some in the Northern Cape have been identified as having failed to meet the requirement.
The Democratic Alliance’s James Masango says that this is because of the shoddy construction of pipelines.