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Potable Water Quality
Drinking Water Quality statistics for eThekwini Waterworks, Boreholes and Distribution system.

March 2024

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at outlets

Sample Points Sampled

Number of Samples taken for March 2024

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Micro-biological

Month of March Average

12-Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Micro-biological

Chemical

Micro-biological

eThekwini 
Main System

13923023023099.998.6099.9099.23

Compiled by: Dr AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services – Laboratory)










February 2024

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at outlets

Sample Points Sampled

Number of Samples taken for February 2024

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Micro-biological

Month of February Average

12-Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Micro-biological

Chemical

Micro-biological

eThekwini 
Main System

16029829729899.998.3099.9099.32

Compiled by: Dr AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services – Laboratory)










January 2024

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at outlets

Sample Points Sampled

Number of Samples taken for January 2024

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Micro-biological

Month of January Average

12-Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Micro-biological

Chemical

Micro-biological

eThekwini 
Main System

14930430430499.998.4099.9099.42

Compiled by: Dr AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services – Laboratory)











December 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at outlets

Sample Points Sampled

Number of Samples taken for December 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Micro-biological

Month of December Average

12-Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Micro-biological

Chemical

Micro-biological

eThekwini 
Main System

16032332132399.998.7099.9099.53

Compiled by: Dr AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services – Laboratory)











November 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at outlets

Sample Points Sampled

Number of Samples taken for November 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Micro-biological

Month of November Average

12-Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Micro-biological

Chemical

Micro-biological

eThekwini 
Main System

16430530430599.999.599.999.4

Compiled by: Dr AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services – Laboratory)











October 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at outlets

Sample Points Sampled

Number of Samples taken for October 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Micro-biological

Month of October Average

12-Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Micro-biological

Chemical

Micro-biological

eThekwini 
Main System

168

324

321

324

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.6

Compiled by: Dr AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services – Laboratory)











September 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at outlets

Sample Points Sampled

Number of Samples taken for September 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Micro-biological

Month of September Average

12-Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Micro-biological

Chemical

Micro-biological

eThekwini 
Main System

158

308

307

308

99.9

99.2

99.9

99

Compiled by: Dr AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services – Laboratory)










Note 1: Both Tongaat and Ogunjini systems were merged into the eThekwini main system as of July 2023.
Note 2: Compliance percentage for non-treated water can no longer be calculated by the IRIS system hence no Boreholes compliance as of April 2022.


August 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at outlets

Sample Points Sampled

Number of Samples taken for August 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Micro-biological

Month of August Average

12-Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Micro-biological

Chemical

Micro-biological

eThekwini 
Main System

169

310

310

310

99.9

99.5

99.9

99

Compiled by: Dr AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services – Laboratory)










Note 1: Both Tongaat and Ogunjini systems were merged into the eThekwini main system as of July 2023.
Note 2: Compliance percentage for non-treated water can no longer be calculated by the IRIS system hence no Boreholes compliance as of April 2022.


July 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at outlets

Sample Points Sampled

Number of Samples taken for July 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Micro-biological

Month of July

Average

12-Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Micro-biological

Chemical

Micro-biological

eThekwini 
Main System

154

292

293

292

99.9

99.9

99.9

99

Compiled by: Dr AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services – Laboratory)










Note 1: Both Tongaat and Ogunjini systems were merged into the eThekwini main system as of July 2023.
Note 2: Compliance percentage for non-treated water can no longer be calculated by the IRIS system hence no Boreholes compliance as of April 2022.


June 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
June 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of June 2023 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

15228731528799.99999.999

Tongaat System

820202099.999.999.999.0

Ogunjini System

166699.95799.995

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


May 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
May 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of May 2023 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

16930831430899.999.999.999

Tongaat System

6813899.999.999.999.9

Ogunjini System

155599.999.999.998

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


April 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
April 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of April 2023 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

15529229229299.99999.999

Tongaat System

711111199.999.999.999.9

Ogunjini System

144499.999.999.998

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)



March 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
March 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of March 2023 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

16031331431399.999.799.998.6

Tongaat System

817171799.999.999.999.9

Ogunjini System

155599.999.999.998

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


February 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
February 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of February 2023 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

15930231330299.999.599.998.4

Tongaat System

920202099.999.999.999.5

Ogunjini System

155599.999.999.998

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


January 2023

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
January 2023

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of January 2023 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

16433734333799.999.899.998.5

Tongaat System

1015151599.999.999.999.6

Ogunjini System

144499.999.999.998

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


December 2022

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
December 2022

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of December 2022 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

170
339
339
339
99.9
97.2
99.9
98.4

Tongaat System

9
15
15
15
99.9
99.9
99.9
99.5

Ogunjini System

1
4
4
4
99.9
99.9
99.9
98

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)

                                                                   
November 2022

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
November 2022

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of November 2022 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

17533133133199.09999.998.5

Tongaat System

917171799.999.999.999.3

Ogunjini System

144499.999.999.998

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


October 2022

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
October 2022

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of October 2022 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

17934434434499.999.599.998.6

Tongaat System

412121299.999.999.999.3

Ogunjini System

144499.999.999.998

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


September 2022

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
September 2022

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of September 2022 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

186

342

342

342

99.9

99.3

99.9

98.5

Tongaat System

4

7

7

7

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.3

Ogunjini System

1

5

5

5

99.9

80

99.9

98

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


August 2022

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
August 2022

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of August 2022 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

192

348

348

348

99.9

99.5

99.9

98.4

Tongaat System

4

8

8

8

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.3

Ogunjini System

1

5

5

5

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.9

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


July 2022

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
July, 2022

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of July 2022 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

198

369

370

369

99.9

99.5

99.9

98.4

Tongaat System

4

7

7

7

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.3

Ogunjini System

1

2

2

2

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.9

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


June 2022

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
June, 2022

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of June 2022 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

201

341

342

341

99.9

99.5

99.9

98.4

Tongaat System

3

3

3

3

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.3

Ogunjini System

1

5

5

5

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.9

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)


May 2022

Water Supply Outlets

Sample Points at Outlets

Sample Points Sample

Number of Samples taken for 
May, 2022

% Compliance SANS 241

Chemical

Microbiological

Month of May 2022 Average

12 Month Rolling Average

Chemical

Microbiological

Chemical

Microbiological

EThekwini Main System

204

378

7

378

99.9

96.5

99.9

98.3

Tongaat System

3

6

6

6

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.3

Ogunjini System

1

4

1

4

99.9

99.9

99.9

99.9

Compiled by: Dr. AP Makhathini-Zincume (EWS Scientific Services-Laboratory)

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