Jukskei / Oori Riverdwellers Community
Wet-Africa group for Jukskei Riverdwellers
Drowning in the incompetence of water affairs - William Saunderson-Meyer (as published in www.thoughtleader.co.za)
Confronted with fearful foreigners clutching their bottled water, upon a time one could proudly point out that South Africa’s tap water ranked among the top half dozen countries in the world. Alas, no longer.
What is Acid Mine Drainage?Acid water is formed underground when old shafts and tunnels fill up. The water oxidises with the sulphide mineral iron pyrite, better known as fool's gold. The water then fills the mine and starts decanting into the environment, in a process known as acid mine drainage. In 2002 acid mine drainage had started decanting from the Western Basin, located below the Krugersdorp-Randfontein area.
Lyndhurst Riverdwellers Association is an association of Lyndhurst residents who are concerned about the area's environment, health and safety. We are particularly concerned with issues impacting on residents' environment and quality of life. If you value the value of your property and the value of your health, safety and quality of life, you need to participate in this initiative to make your voice heard.
Lyndhurst issues include: