RUSTENBURG - Magalies Water is attending to the water quality complaint in Rustenburg, the bulk water supplier said on Tuesday.
Spokesperson Mpho Mholo said there was a complaint regarding the taste, colour and smell of water around Sunrise, Boitekong Ext 2, Ext 3 and Ext 4, Seraleng, Sondela, Million Dollar and Meriting Ext.
The reported colour and smell issues were noted from the Townlands and Bospoort reservoirs.
She said due to the ongoing drought and low dam levels the raw water quality has deteriorated to such an extent that the conventional treatment process cannot cope at high flow rates.
"The increase in both turbidity and colour was due to the low dam levels the poor raw water quality. The situation seems to be exacerbated due to the dam inversion which results in elevated levels of iron and manganese."