the South African Water Quality Guidelines are available from the links below as individual volumes in PDF format.
This is not the official source for these documents, which is now
Note that the printed copies remain the definitive version of these documents.
(Enter the following in the search box:
water quality guidelines
This will return the link to South African Water Quality Guidelines,
with all the guideline PDF files in a single 10Mb ZIP file.)
Alternatively, start the 10 Mb download directly.
Please contact Pieter Viljoen (Tel: +27 (0) 12 336 7514 )
for further information about this link.
Please notify us of any layout and content errors.
[2009-08-06] The original documents were in WordPerfect 6.0, sprinkled with non-standard WP fonts.
These are now rarely installed on users' computers, and even when they are present
some PDF readers (e.g. Adobe) do not detect them.
If you experience "font not found" problems with your PDF reader please try
installing the non-copyright version of the WP font set WPFONTS.EXE
and using an alternative PDF reader.
We have experienced these font problems with Adobe Reader version 7 and 9 but not with Foxit Reader version 3.
If anyone has a solution, please let us know!
Some guideline tables are inconsistent in the use of the decimal comma "," and point ".".
Guidelines for fresh water :
Guidelines for marine water :