As if we havn’t got enough to worry about with the constant loadshedding mess in South Africa, now comes news that we can add water-shedding to the list as well. It has been predicted SA will face serious water shortages by 2020. And this isn’t just some thumb-sucking guess work…it’s according to the Department of Water and Sanitation. SA is currently using 98% of the current water supply.
And it’s already happening in some areas.
“SA is already using 98% of its available water supply and 40% of our waste-water treatment is in a “critical state”. Moreover, a survey conducted by the department in 2010 indicates that 60% of the country’s water service authorities do not have the right permits for their treatment works. A recent government report suggests the state should spend almost R300bn over the next four years to avoid a full-scale water crisis, which is roughly more than 100 times the budget allocated by the Treasury to water management nationwide.” [BD Live]
Yes..R300 billion needed to avoid a full scale water crisis.
You think that’s gonna happen?
[read more at BD Live]