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MMC launches Blue Drop Water Quality Campaign

The city will visit various areas across Ekurhuleni to educate residents about the need to conserve water.

MMC for Water, Energy and Sanitation Senzi Sibeko launched the city’s Blue Drop Water Quality Campaign at Driefontein informal settlement in Delmore Park, Boksburg on May 31.

The launch follows the release of 2022 Blue Drop Progress Report early this year that certifies the city’s water quality as having achieved excellent microbiological compliance and good chemical compliance.

The city was also rated for its adequately aligned monitoring programmes. This indicates the city’s water may not pose health risks to the consumers.

As part of the campaign, Rand Water contributed 5 000, 25lt water bottles that will be donated across the city to ensure residents safely and conveniently store water.

Sibeko announced that Driefontein informal settlement will soon be re-blocked and that will come with piped water to each dwelling to do away with the communal water taps.

“The city continues its efforts to broaden the access to the city’s Blue Drop certified water. The aim is to ensure that each family has its own tap,” said Sibeko.

“However, residents are reminded of the responsibility to use water sparingly at all times.”

The city has maintained its Blue Drop status, which is awarded by the National Department of Water and Sanitation for excellence in water quality management.

The city will, through the campaign, visit various areas across Ekurhuleni to educate residents about the need to conserve water.

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