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Water and Sanitation Department initiates drought intervention campaign

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The Department of Water and Sanitation has launched its drought intervention campaign, according to a series of posts on Twitter providing tips on saving water.

The Department of Water and Sanitation took to Twitter on Thursday, 22 October 2020, to share the first two infographics detailing the drought intervention campaign that it, led by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, has put in place. South Africa, especially the northern and eastern provinces, tend to experience dire droughts ahead of summer, therefore, it is now vital to be proactive in saving water.

The first infographic claimed that Minister Sisulu has “directed that some of the measures that will be used to mitigate the effects of drought should include the drilling and equipping of boreholes, desalination, water carting and desilting.”

Moreover, one of the most pragmatic resolutions taken by department was to allocate “R230 million to Amatola Water for a period of three years to assist the Eastern Cape in mitigating the effects of drought.” As suggested by the posts, this could lead to employment and business opportunities for the people of the Eastern Cape.

See the full thread below.

Sabelo Makhubo
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