“South Africa is experiencing a severe drought like many countries around the world. As a result the desalination method has been selected to satisfy the collective thirst, consequently destroying the environment. The process of desalination uses more fossil fuels than when sourcing comparable quantities of clean drinking water,” added Gomes.

The desalination procedure entails two pipelines: One to be utilised to take in sea water and the other to discard waste back into the sea. The intake pipeline emits penetrating sound waves that cause marine life to flee from that vicinity as it vacuums up phytoplankton, fish larvae, fish eggs and other micro-organisms, which play an intricate role in the food chain, according to SDCEA.

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