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01 July 2011

Most SA sewage work sub standard

Less than half of South Africa's 821 sewage works are treating the billions of litres of effluent they receive each day to safe and acceptable standards.

Less than half of South Africa's 821 sewage works are treating the billions of litres of effluent they receive each day to safe and acceptable standards, according to the latest Green Drop Report.

The latest report examines wastewater treatment at 821 plants in 156 municipalities - the previous (2009) report examined 444 plants in 98 municipalities - and says this is "100% coverage of all systems".

 
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