The new SANS 241 standard is out for public comment!

The new SANS 241 standard is out for public comment!

06 May 2022
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SANS 241-1 and SANS 241-2 were under review with the intention to merge the two standards in to one standard which will be SANS 241:

The new SANS 241 revised standard,  available on the SABS website, are now released and available for public comment with closing date 29 June 2022.

SABS on this page go to Standards then DSS public enquiry (direct link below) and search by standard number.





Below the message from Dr Parsons calling to action all professionals to be sure to make their inputs:


Dear All
I have been advised that the new SANS 241 standard is out for public comment.
Since being involved in the drought programme of the Western Cape Government, I have become aware of how groundwater uninformed these are. The SANS 241 version of 2015 arrived with monitoring requirements which are onerous.  In addition to a standard of 170 mS/m being unrealistic across half the country, the new requirements relating to the frequency of monitoring and onsite monitoring are not based on science and are difficult and expensive to implement. The standard also requires a water quality risk assessment be prepared, and updated annually.
I will be submitting my comments, and urge you to do the same. If we don’t stand up to be counted on this we only have ourselves to blame.

Kind regards

Dr Roger Parsons   Ph.D (UFS) Pr.Sci.Nat.

Helpful comments and downloads from Mr Richie Morris below:

Thanks Roger – hello all and best wishes to you.

For ease – see attached the draft.

Also attached are:
  • The template they want one to use for comments.
  • A guideline on how to fill in the template.
The comments get sent to [email protected] and the closing date is 29 June 2022.

Good luck.