All business rely on water to continue with their operations where a supply shortfall can significantly compromise an organisation’s ability to operate. Water restrictions and water interruptions are becoming a common occurrence where businesses must adapt to ensure business sustainability.

In order for business to successfully continue with their operations, a drastic change in how water is consumed is required. Improved water management can be achieved by reducing demand within an operation, implementing sound monitoring, recording protocols as well as considering alternative water supply sources such as borehole, surface water (dams, rivers etc.) and springs.

Many businesses, however, are unaware of the legal requirements related to taking water from a natural water source. Water use in South Africa is governed by the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) and authorisation is required from the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) for such uses. If not managed, the use of an alternative water supply can increase business risk and subsequent operational losses.

EP3 can assist with the authorisation process in order to ensure that the required approvals are in place when water is sourced from boreholes etc. We are able to support our clients in establishing and implementing the required monitoring and reporting procedures in order to reduce water demand.

Contact EP3 Environmental for a consultation: 

www.ep3.co.za | eben@ep3.co.za | 082 881 8500

Water Security & Business Risk