Editorials
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30 Aug 2021
6:42 am

We have to start conserving water

Editorials

Amid water cuts, Rand Water has confirmed that demand is soaring and consistently exceeding supply for this most essential element.

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The news that many parts of Johannesburg will have their water supply throttled back due to restrictions on the Rand Water network of up to 20% is a timely reminder that we should not take this precious commodity for granted. While the Vaal Dam level was at just over 88% full on Thursday last week and the Sterkfontein Dam (the major supplement for the Vaal River system) was on 100%, there is no reason for complacency. We still have at least two or three months before our main summer rains arrive in Gauteng. Already, according to Rand Water, the water...