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Talbot helps mines move towards off-grid water security  

With water-shedding fast becoming a grim South African reality, mines are taking steps to reduce their reliance on the water grid. Talbot specialises in helping large companies, including those in the mining and mineral resources sector, optimise their water resources so that they can protect themselves against the increasing risks of crippling water shortages, failing … Continued

Securing water, industry’s ultimate multi-tasker

OPINION PIECE You’d be hard pressed to think of any industry or production process that doesn’t – in some way – rely on water. Whether we’re talking about electronics, food processing, hospitality, textiles, mining, cosmetics, power production or automotives, each one of these sectors needs water to survive. In the same way that water sustains … Continued

Water activists join hands to highlight dire state of eThekwini Metro’s rivers

WaterCAN and Adopt-a-River wants national government to intervene in Durban pollution crisis. WaterCAN, a water-focused initiative driven by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and Adopt-a-River, a KZN based non-profit organisation working on key waterways, have joined hands on one of Durban’s key river systems. The two groups of water activists have committed to undertake … Continued

Tests find E.Coli levels at Durban beaches acceptable

While levels are at an allowed level at these beaches, samples from the Umgeni River are still at hazardous level With high temperatures being experienced throughout KZN, Durban residents can confidently visit open beaches to cool down as water tested in the past week shows acceptable E.Coli levels. The tests done by Talbot, which offers … Continued

Durban beaches test positive for harmful bacteria

Durban – The effects of this year’s flooding are still being felt, after warnings from the eThekwini Municipality and Talbot – a water treatment service company – stated that beaches along the Durban coastline and some rivers are not safe for use. After the city’s wastewater treatment facility and sanitation infrastructure were damaged during the … Continued

Unsanitary water conditions remain a major concern

The issue about whether waters in and around Durban are safe for recreational use has, for the past few months, remained a controversial topic. Unsanitary water conditions remain a major concern  

eThekwini Beach & River Testing

On the 27th oh January 2022, Talbot partnered with NGO Adopt a river Eco Solution to raise awareness around the water quality of eThekwini beaches and rivers. Weekly sampling was done at various points and the test results made public. We have seen the growing interest from the public as we continue to ensure that … Continued


Sustainable water and wastewater specialist Talbot is in the final stages of commissioning a water treatment plant that will enable one of its clients in the gold sector to take a step towards water independence while significantly reducing its expenditure on municipal supplies. It will do this by recovering water pumped from underground workings that … Continued


Digital water optimisation, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are bringing about a shift in the way forward-thinking organisations are building their resilience against water scarcity, routine supply disruptions and climbing costs.   An essential move considering that the World Economic Forum, in its latest Global Risk Report, lists water as one of the top … Continued