City’s Water Treatment Plants excel at Blue Drop Watch Report

22 Jun 2023 in Where We Govern

The City’s Faure and Steenbras Water Treatment Plants (WTP) excelled with above-average quality drinking water according to the Blue Drop Watch Report that was released by the National Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). Read more below:

Steenbras Water Treatment Plant.

The City’s Water and Sanitation Directorate performed well above average in its drinking water quality management, according to the 2023 Blue Drop Watch report that was released by the National Department of Water and Sanitation on 6 June 2023.

The Blue Drop Watch Report focuses mainly on the technical site assessments of drinking water systems conducted during the Blue Drop Audits. The report also draws attention to the condition of the drinking water infrastructure, treatment processes and water quality – from a technical perspective.

‘As part of the Blue Drop Audit, the Faure and Steenbras Water Treatment Plants (WTP) were assessed. The Faure WTP achieved the highest score in the country of 98% for the technical site assessment and the Steenbras WTP achieved a score of 93%. Both City WTPs also achieved top scores related to the condition of the drinking water infrastructure. We also achieved excellent compliance against the South African National Drinking Water Standard (SANS241:2015) for both microbiological and chemical categories,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Water and Sanitation, Councillor Zahid Badroodien.

This ‘Watch’ report was published prior to the release of the full 2023 Blue Drop Report in the second half of the year, which will include a complete assessment of the state of all drinking water systems in the country and seeks to keep the public updated and informed on the status of drinking water infrastructure and water quality.

‘We support the DWS Independent audit programme which assists municipalities to continuously improve water and sanitation services provided and move from reactive operations to proactive management of our services,’ said Councillor Badroodien.

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