JT Water loss on the scale we are experiencing, especially with the current water crises being experienced, has major economic and environmental implications for South Africa and other countries around the world.
Sassda, together with local municipal authorities and South African manufacturers, has undertaken a test project in Paarl to determine the most environmentally friendly and economical solution for the country’s water-wise future.
Case studies show that 95% of treated water leaks occur in small-diameter service pipes connecting the distribution pipes to the users’ water meters. Currently, approximately 40% of Johannesburg’s treated water supply is non-revenue water, equating to a loss of R1.1 billion per year. Of this, 73.3% is lost due to pipe leakage.
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