PREVIEW: Ncandu River – what pollution levels mean – (update)

The polluted state of the Ncandu River has not been exaggerated.

In a previous article, former councillor, Hannes Liebenberg commissioned a series of tests which highlighted the state of the river running through Newcastle.

ALSO READ: PREVIEW: Private water tests indicate poor health of the Ncandu River

This could impact the health of river water consumers. Commenting on the test results, nature conservationist, Bradley Gibbons said E. coli levels were not good for a place like Newcastle, where people depended on rivers as a water source.

“E. coli or Escherichia coli are bacteria that are found in human and animal intestines as well as their faeces.”

Gibbons explained consumption of water with high E. coli levels could result in health complications such as diarrhoea and vomiting.

For the full story read this week’s edition of the Newcastle Advertiser.

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