Potential water quality issues

Potential water quality issues

In 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency published Technologies for legionella control in premise plumbing systems: scientific literature review. We extract the sections that are relevant for plumbers in relation to the prevention of legionella.

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Water reuse tactic

Water reuse tactic

By the Department of Water and Sanitation

South Africa has limited freshwater resources and has been defined as ‘water stressed’ by international standards.

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LAG is not lagging behind!

LAG is not lagging behind!

By Rob Stewart, chairman of the Legionella Action Group

It has been an eventful year for the Legionella Action Group (LAG) and for legionnaires’ disease (LD) in South Africa.

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When silence is not golden!

When silence is not golden!

By Rory Macnamara

Plumbing Africa sent a few questions to the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau, on 5 December 2016 with a reminder early in 2017. Having past experience with the department’s lack of response, particularly no response to the World Plumbing Conference 2016 invitation for the minister to open the event, we thought it might be good to illustrate the lack of interest by the department in really addressing the issues.

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