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South Africa : Department Steps Up Efforts to Relieve Water Shortages in Gauteng

mercredi 8 avril 2020

Special Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Water and Sanitation in Gauteng has stepped up efforts to relieve water shortages in desperate Gauteng communities. The department has delivered 852 water tanks and 20 tankers to water-stressed communities that have the least capacity to avert the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the province and thus flatten the curve.

The department said it is working collaboratively with Rand Water and municipalities to provide water to desperate communities in the most densely populated informal settlements to reduce the chances of the virus passing from one person to the other.

“Various areas in the province, including Roodepoort, Soweto, and Ennerdale in the City of Johannesburg, Hammanskraal in the City of Tshwane, benefitted from the effort. Other areas that benefitted include municipalities in the West Rand District Municipality, as well as Benoni in the City of Ekurhuleni.

“Roodepoort received 100 water tanks with a capacity of 2500 litres while Soweto got 194x2500 litres and 16x5000 litres capacity tanks. Hammanskraal received assistance with 57 water tanks of which 37 have a capacity of 2500 litres and the rest have a capacity of 5000 litres,” the department’s Gauteng Provincial Head, Sibusiso Mthembu, said. In Benoni, 70 water tanks with a capacity of 2500 litres and four water tankers were delivered.

Read more : https://www.sanews.gov.za/south-africa/department-steps-efforts-relieve-water-shortages-gauteng

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