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Purpose: The purpose of this research is to evaluate the social, economic, and political feasibilities of providing water purification technologies to rural areas of Bushbuckridge Municipality, specifically Chochocho residents.
Methodology: For this study, the following techniques were used: Questionnaire survey, simple survey, Observation, and group focus. Data was collected by fieldwork visiting the community members drinking polluted water and getting information utilizing calling individuals. Random sampling was done for this study from community members in Chochocho in Mpumalanga to collect data from known and unknown individuals and municipal officials. During the survey, we observed that residents were drinking polluted water.
Main Findings: The study results show that Moringa oleifera powder cleans polluted water quicker and cheaper than paper filters and homemade filters.
Implications of study: The results of this study can serve as a foundation for investors interested in entering the technological market. Therefore, Bushbuckridge municipality needs to develop a business strategy to assist the municipality in approaching water purification markets as a collective and social responsibility in the long term. The findings of this study can help the local municipality and the Department of water and sanitation to provide a water pipeline and erect a water purification plant to supply the community with clean water.
Novelty of the study: The study will demonstrate knowledge and skills to the young generation through research, and residents and the young generation will gain more innovative ways how to treat polluted water in Chochocho and increase the good health and livelihoods of residents in Chochocho in Bushbuckridge Municipality.
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