Government takes steps to ensure bulk water supply
Bekezela Phakathi | 2017-02-09 21:47:19.0
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Government is working to ensure bulk water supply to support economic growth‚ President Jacob Zuma said in his state of the nation address on Thursday.
Zuma announced that government would train about 10‚000 youths as plumbers and water agents.
“We call upon municipalities to support the war on [water] leaks… Government is working hard to ensure bulk water supply to [ensure] economic growth and increase access for vulnerable rural municipalities‚” said Zuma.
SA has been hit by successive droughts in the past three years. Last year’s drought was the worst since 1992.
Several municipalities have introduced stricter water restrictions as dam levels continue to drop.