This is according to the abattoir responsible for the crimson-coloured stream that caused alarm in the town.
Several reports claimed the town’s drinking water may be contaminated by blood flowing from the local abattoir.
Johan Terblanche, the Afriforum Welkom Chairman, said, “The blood in the water is a serious risk for our natural and water resouces because it leads to pollution.”
Sparta Beef CEO Estelle van Reenen said the blood flowing out was the result of their hygiene protocol and the washing of the abattoir floors.
See a full report in the video above.