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16 Jul '13 - SA's water infrastructure under scrutiny
The existing steel and asbestos cement pipe infrastructure in South Africa has undoubtedly corroded since their installation fifty years ago, warns the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma).

"The majority of the old water pipes were installed in the early 1960s or earlier and have undoubtedly reached the end of their effective life span. Unless urgent attention is given to the replacement and maintenance of the water infrastructure, the end result is predictable - daily bursts will occur, followed by catastrophic component failure and regular and prolonged disruptions in service delivery," says Sappma chairperson Jan Venter...read more here