The Drinking Water Quality (DWQ) dashboard provides the user with a National, Provincial presentation of Drinking Water Quality over a 12 month period. Drinking Water Quality Compliance comprises out of the following categories: Operational, Microbiological, Chemical & Physical. The compliance figure displayed is calculated based on actual samples taken and the result of tests conducted on South African National Standards: 241 Drinking Water Determinants within these categories. Monitoring compliance is also presented per category based on the number of tests done vs. the required number of tests as per the applicable sample programme.
The product provides the user with a view of the quality of drinking water within a given area in terms of Operational, Microbiological, Chemical & Physical compliance as well as the monitoring compliance for every category. Geographical representation of this data down to the lower level (WSA’s) is possible.The WSA view will be a rolled up view of all the WTW (Water Treatment Works)/Water Supply Schemes within the given WSA.
Data is captured directly (by WSA’s/WSP) on the Blue Drop System Website (BDS). Calculations are automated in the BDS Website to determine compliance.
The data is extracted via Macro Planning processes and procedures from the Blue Drop System (BDS) database.
The data is captured and compliances calculated on a daily basis. Data extracts are done on a monthly basis in order to build a 12 month period view.
BDS calculates the performance grading for presentation purposes based on the following:
That the user has been provided with access to Water Quality Compliance information on a National, Provincial, and municipal area. Data displayed is a reflection of data as entered by WSAs/WTW. Any WSA/WTW not entering information in the BDS will not be represented in NIWIS displayed data.
Yes, please refer to the below:
Copyright: The copyright of the data/information remains with the Department of Water and Sanitation.
This approval to use the data/information cannot be construed as a transfer of copyright.
Usage: All data is supplied free of charge and may not be sold to third parties. The use of information data is restricted to use for academic, research or personal purposes.
Quality: All data is supplied with no expressed or implied warranty as to its suitability for purpose, accuracy or completeness.
Status:Meanwhile data is continuously updated; the data set(s) supplied are already historical on the day of supply.
Acknowledgement: Whenever used in publications or the electronic media, the Department Water and Sanitation is to be mentioned as the proprietor of the relevant copyright.