Deputy minister of water and sanitation David Mahlobo has urged the City of Tshwane to own up to the problem with the water supply in Hammanskraal and to urgently come up with a solution to fix it.
Following reports of contaminated water in Hammanskraal, Mahlobo visited the treatment plants at Rooiwal and Temba to see for himself. He said what he found were facilities that were being worked over-capacity, being poorly maintained, and, unfortunately, confirmation of the poor quality of aqua leaving the plants for consumption by residents.
Earlier the South African Human Rights Commission met with the community to inform them of the quality of their drinking water following tests conducted by the CSIR.
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