Water Sources and Technologies
- Rainfall trends
- Water storage weekly status map and state of dams data
- Water quality interactive maps:
- Wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally.
- According to the Forests Act (no 122 of 1984), no one may drain and/or cultivate any wetland, or do so within ten metres of the flood area of the wetland, without a permit. It is also unlikely that a permit will be granted to drain a wetland which is permanently saturated during normal rainfall season.
- Water treatment:
- Guidelines and good practices for water treatment residues handling, disposal and reuse in South Africa
- Sustainable Groundwater Use: This brief guides water users, particularly agri-processing businesses, on how to promote sustainable groundwater use.
- Sustainable Groundwater Use along the West Coast of South Africa: A research paper considering the balance between groundwater sustainability and food production.
- Using groundwater: Options for managing brine: This brief provides information on saline wastewater treatment and disposal options for businesses treating groundwater for use as an alternative supply.
- Groundwater Application Process: This brief maps the 6 steps in the groundwater application process.
- DWS Groundwater website: Includes legislation, strategies and planning, geohydrological databases, and a dictionary of groundwater, geology and soil terminology.
- Wastewater reuse: This brief focuses on the on-site treatment of grey- and blackwater to non-potable standards for onsite reuse.
- Alternative water source installation guidelines and summary: The City of Cape Town’s guide to the reuse of rainwater and greywater.
- Process design manual for small wastewater treatment works
- Industrial effluent reuse decision support tool introductory paper
- Water reuse pilot using a dual-stage membrane bioreactor for industrial (textile industry) effluent treatment