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'Water shedding could become a reality in SA'

An engineering consulting firm says water shedding is going to differ from one area to the next.

Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - There are fresh warnings today about the possibility of nationwide water-shedding caused by infrastructure neglect and the natural resources available in South Africa.

Engineering consulting firm Gibb held a roundtable today about the water situation in the country, looking at both the problem and the required solutions.

The firm's Wiero Vogelzang says, "Water-shedding is a reality that we're going to have to accept at some stage. The level of it is going to be different in different areas."

He says population growth is another factor, as is the political will to address the situation.

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