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National Microbiological Monitoring Programme for Surface Water

NMMP objectives

To provide information on the status and trends of the extent of faecal pollution, in terms of the microbial quality of surface water resources in priority areas.

To provide information to help assess the potential health risk to humans associated with the possible use of faecally polluted water resources.

NMMP products

Bi-monthly reports grouped by nineteen 2004 Water Management Areas.
Bi-monthly reports grouped by nine 2012 Water Management Areas.

Map of all NMMP hotspot sites.
Map of all surface water sites that have microbial data.

Scripts used for generating the above NMMP products.
Documentation of the scripts used for generating the above NMMP products: Silberbauer, M., 2019. On-line sharing of microbial monitoring results, using R to generate tables and maps. Pretoria, South Africa: Resource Quality Information Services, Department of Water and Sanitation, Technical Report No. N/0000/00/NMMP/2019 ver. 1.

Implementation manual

Executive summary.
Complete manual.


Programme Manager : Mr Elijah Mogakabe (+27 82 808 9844)
NMMP Scientist : Ms Sbongile Mwale


Newsletters (1997-2004).
Identification and prioritisation of high-risk areas (2000).

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