Groundwater update: What is going on with our groundwater? What is the environmental impact of our current rate of groundwater abstraction in the borehole industry?
Simply put, we just don't have enough data or research about our groundwater resources. However, whilst there is no doubt that we can do things better to lessen our footprint a review of groundwater use in this province has concluded a very small and insignificant environmental impact.
Whilst groundwater levels display minor seasonal fluctuations, currently there is no evidence of any drought related significant dewatering.
However, going forward, the groundwater and drilling industries focus should be directed to the widespread monitoring of groundwater over the next two years. This will allow us to get a real sense of how these levels respond to rainfall recharge and borehole abstraction. Read more at Daily Maverick
Cape Town Groundwater News - July 2018
"We’re doing okay, but we’re still in a drought. This was the first year agriculture was ever cut off." Gisela Kaiser, CoCT.
Getting below the surface of the Cape Town water crisis