Water quality: Warning over chlorine shortage

Cape Town – The City of Cape Town says it is looking at alternative means of procuring liquid gas chlorine – even from neighbouring countries should the need arise.

A shortage of raw materials combined with electricity problems saw several municipalities across the country have to make a plan to provide drinking water.

Cape Town is’ however, not yet on track.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it’s managed to secure enough chlorine for now, while the Drakenstein municipality is using substitutes too.

Suppliers NCP Chlorochem SA says it’s steadily returning to meeting demand again.


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