Toxic water to be purified - Molewa
Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. Johannesburg - Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has estimated that South Africa could start using purified water from acid mine drainage (AMD) by 2017. Water from the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands project is also expected to come on stream in August 2020, a period where water demand and supply is expected to intersect.
The department was on track with its plans to treat AMD water as it had begun work on installing pumps in the central basin. Those pumps would operate before AMD reached critical levels.
The NWRS2 proposed multiple approaches to deal with water management in the country and water security. Yesterday Molewa maintained that South Africa was not going to completely run out of water and she was confident her department’s plans would ensure the country would not get to that point.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Cape Argus