Government confirms an alarming decline in SA tap water safety checks

‘You can’t keep running a car if you don’t look after it. It will break down and stop. The same is true for power stations or roads. If you don’t maintain it, the potholes get worse and the road breaks apart … Bang! Suddenly you hit the cliff and the entire asset collapses. I’m worried that our water supply systems in many parts of the country are heading in the same direction.’ – Neil Macleod, former head of Durban’s water and sanitation department.