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The De­part­ment of Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion (DWS) has gazetted the Draft Na­tional Norms and Stan­dards for Do­mes­tic Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion Ser­vices for pub­lic com­ments.

The pub­lic com­ments are open for a pe­riod of 60 days start­ing from 8 Septem­ber to 6 Novem­ber 2017.

The de­part­ment said the fi­nal­i­sa­tion of these Na­tional Norms and Stan­dards will help as­sist wa­ter ser­vice au­thor­i­ties and providers in pro­vid­ing of­fer­ings that are ef­fec­tive, ef­fi­cient, re­li­able and sus­tain­able. “The Na­tional Norms and Stan­dards are based on the prin­ci­ple of hu­man rights to ba­sic wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion, and they are pre­scribed in terms of a num­ber of fac­tors, such as the dif­fer­ent users, the dif­fer­ent ge­o­graph­i­cal, so­cio-eco­nomic and phys­i­cal at­tributes of ar­eas, and fo­cus on ser­vices with the aim to scale up In­te­grated Wa­ter De­mand and Con­ser­va­tion Man­age­ment.”

This gazette is also avail­able free on­line at www.gp­won­line.co.za.

– SAnews.gov.za

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