Magalies Water is a State Owned Entity providing a wide range of related water and sanitation services and operates in four provinces that include Gauteng, Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga. The area of operation is in the extend of 42 000km²
The Board currently owns and operates the Vaalkop, Wallmansthal, Klipdrift and Cullinan Water Purification plants. In addition, the board also operates the Temba Water Purification Plants on behalf of City of Tshwane (CoT)
Global Water Facts
Worldwide, 884 million people do not have access to an improved water source. Many more obtain their drinking water from the improved. But microbiologically unsafe, sources
An estimated 2.5 billion people of the developing world do not have access to adequate sanitation (more than 35% of the world’s population)
According to the World Health Organization and UNICEF, improved sanitation could save the lives of 1.5 million children per year who would otherwise succumb to diarrheal diseases.
Worldwide, 149 countries and territories are affected by at least one neglected tropical disease (NTD).
Worldwide, soil-transmitted helminthes infect more than one billion due to lack of adequate sanitation.
Water scarcity-less than we think
Did you know that South Africa is regarded as a water scarce country? We have an average of 450mm rain per year and a high rate of evaporation. If we are not careful, we will soon reach the limit of water supply. Conserving water is a joint responsibility - every drop counts!
The South African constitution states that everyone has the right to have access to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being. This includes a constant supply of clean, safe drinking water. Safe drinking water is water that is acceptable for human consumption and other domestic purposes such as food preparation and bathing.