South Africa facing looming water crisis
As consumers continue to come to terms with an erratic electricity supply, they may be dealing with erratic delivery of another household staple - water - if engineering consulting firm Gibb's latest report is to be believed.
Their report detailing South Africa's water supply situation revealed water loss across municipalities to be a significant culprit in the growing water crisis. Water loss in includes losses within pipes, inaccurate meter readings and unauthorized consumption - water theft.
Speaking to 702's Azania Mosaka, Dr Kevin Winter f UCT’S Environmental & Geographical Science Department, says possible solutions to the crisis include new public-private partnerships, more awareness about water conservation as well as new methods of water cleaning.
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