AfriForum announces Gauteng North’s blue and green drop results

Through April 2018 AfriForum tested the water of various areas in Pretoria and surrounds to determine the quality of drinking water (blue drop status) and sewage water (green drop status).

“We could determine that the drinking water in these areas adhered to the minimum standards and contains no harmful bacteria. AfriForum will continually test the water quality, seeing that residents have a constitutional right to clean drinking water,” says Tiaan Oosthuizen, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for Gauteng North.

Blue drop results

These results indicate that the drinking water that was tested in Gauteng North is clean:

Branch Municipality AfriForum blue drop 2018
Apiesrivier Tshwane Metro Clean
Bronkhorstspruit Tshwane Metro Clean
Centurion-Central Tshwane Metro Clean
Centurion-South Tshwane Metro Clean
Centurion-West Tshwane Metro Clean
Cullinan Tshwane Metro Clean
Hennopsriviervallei Tshwane Metro Clean
Kameeldrift Tshwane Metro Clean
Meyerspark Tshwane Metro Clean
Moot Tshwane Metro Clean
Garsfontein Tshwane Metro Clean
Moreletapark Tshwane Metro Clean
Waterkloof Tshwane Metro Clean
Pretoria-North Tshwane Metro Clean
Pretoria-West Tshwane Metro Clean
Rayton Tshwane Metro Clean
Waverley Tshwane Metro Clean
West-Moot Tshwane Metro Clean
Zambesi Tshwane Metro Clean
Tuks campus University van Pretoria Clean


Green drop results

According to AfriForum’s green drop results the sewage water tested at six sewage treatment plants did not adhere to the set microbiological standards:

Site Municipality AfriForum green drop 2018
Apiesrivier (Rooiwal) Tshwane Metro >100 000
Bronkhorstspruit (Godrich) Tshwane Metro >100 000
Centurion-Wes (Sunderland Ridge) Tshwane Metro >100 000
Cullinan (Cullinan) Tshwane Metro >10 000
Kameeldrift (Baviaanspoort) Tshwane Metro >100 000
Pretoria-West (Daspoort) Tshwane Metro >10 000


The civil rights organisation voiced its concern because sewage water did not adhere to the set standards.

“We will investigate this further and act if needed. AfriForum is currently specifically involved in a court battle over the Rooiwal sewage treatment plant,” says Lambert de Klerk, AfriForum’s Regional Coordinator for Gauteng.

“AfriForum’s national blue and green drop project is focussed on the state of towns’ drinking water and sewage treatment plants. This project does not necessarily focus on the state of the plant itself, but rather on the quality of the water that is delivered after the process as an end product in the form of drinking water (blue drop) and treated sewage water (green drop),” concludes De Klerk.

AfriForum calls on residents of Gauteng North to give the organisation its mandate to continually monitor the quality of water. SMS “Skoon water” to 45341 and add your name to the support of this action. Each SMS costs R1.

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