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South Africa facing looming water crisis

19 August 2015 3:29 PM
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Shortage of water likely to put pressure on authorities to implement of water shedding.

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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