Cape Town residents get world-class water

Auditors have confirmed Capetonians’ drinking water is among the cleanest in the world.

FILE: Water and sanitation department officials carried out inspections yesterday at a testing site. Picture: Freeimages.com.

CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town has prioritised maintenance at its water distribution units.

The city's drinking water is ranked among the cleanest in the world.

Water and sanitation department officials carried out inspections yesterday at a testing site and water quality auditors have confirmed Capetonians have access to tap water that ranks among the best in the world.

The city's Ernest Sonnenberg says his department is working to further refine the water network and treatment processes.

"Should anything happen for any particular reason, our water network is integrated so that we can supply from any other place."

The water collected at catchment dams is first tested at onsite treatment plants before being distributed to homes and businesses.

Stringent chemical or biological screens are done to extract build-up, often causes by pesticides, or algae.

The quality of the water is monitored throughout the cycle to maintain its blue drop status.