Inventory of national microbial monitoring programme "hotspots"
The Department of Water and Sanitation
, in cooperation with other agencies, monitors these sites because they have a high potential for contamination with microbial pathogens.
Site types include: Rivers, Waste Water Treatment Works, Dam / Barrage, Canal, Estuary/Lagoon, Borehole, Potable Water Treatment Works, Pan, Industrial Property, Excavation - Quarry, Lake, Storm Water System, Wetland, Unknown Transfer Feature Type.
Site colours reflect the maximum aggregated annual class during the past 5 years.
Click on a site to see a thumbnail summary of the microbial data, then click on the thumbnail for a more detailed time-series plot.
: classes are inferred from transient indicator species, and the actual risk of exposure to pathogens may be higher or lower than shown here.
: obtain a copy of the raw data used to generate this map - includes citation instructions
: kindly inform us if you notice any errors in site positions or descriptions