CSIR confirms groundwater at Stinkwater is contaminated


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Mar 26, 2010
Tests done by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have confirmed that groundwater at Stinkwater, north of Pretoria, is unfit for human consumption and can make you sick.

Experts have been studying groundwater in the area for more than three years, the SABC reported.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) warned in June about the quality of water in Hammanskraal.

According to the broadcaster, 144 water samples were tested and traces of E. coli were found in more than 80% of the samples.

More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...ms-groundwater-at-stinkwater-is-contaminated/

Pretoria - There seems to be no end in sight in the struggle to get clean and drinkable water for residents of Hammanskraal.

However, yesterday ActionSA said it would put an end to that by approaching the courts, should it not receive the co-operation from the City of Tshwane, once the report on water inquiry has been released. The party hosted a three-day day public hearing into the state of water in the township, following years of complaints by residents.

“ActionSA will approach the courts, if necessary, to compel the City of Tshwane to provide these documents, so that the people of Hammanskraal and Tshwane more broadly, can see justice against those who take funds meant to fix a 16-year water crisis and use it for nefarious means,” said Mashaba.