Wastewater technology choices compromise quality

56% of treatment plants are performing poorly or in a critical state

In many small towns municipalities have revenue bases that are not sufficient to cover the costs of operation and maintenance.

The findings from a Water Research Commission study done in partnership with  the South African Local Government Association (SALGA)  indicates that 44% of the studied wastewater treatment plants may have opted for less suitable (inappropriate) technologies when considering their resource base, capacity to manage and provide  effluent quality requirements, whereas 33% technology options were questionable.

Read full press release here: South African Water Research Commission

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