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‘Boreholes could alleviate water shortages’

The City of Joburg is supplying water to over four million residents and demand is exceeding supply.

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JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Infrastructure Development MMC Matshidiso Mfikoe says she believes using boreholes is one of the ways to address water shortages in the province.

Mfikoe says the City of Johannesburg is supplying water to over four million residents and demand is exceeding supply.
 
She's called on residents to enquire whether they’ll be able to drill a borehole on their premises.

“Areas that have bigger yards… we realised during the water shortages last year that we are using our potable water for irrigation so we encourage you to explore the option.”

WATER RESTRICTIONS: CAPETONIANS COULD FACE HEFTY FINES

Meanwhile, Capetonians not adhering to water restrictions could face fines of over R1,000.

Level two restrictions have been in place since the beginning of the year.

The City Of Cape Town’s Ernest Sonnenberg says they’re aimed at forcing residents to save at least 20 percent of their water usage.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)


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