Cut water use by 15%



October 14, 2016
Cut water use by 15%

Water was at it lowest level in 2015 since records began a 112 years ago

Government appeals to public to be mindful of their water consumption.

South Africa’s water system may “crash” if mense don’t cut consumption by 15 percent as the country enters a third year of drought, the water affairs and sanitation minister said.

Restrictions that were re-introduced in parts of the country earlier this year were “a drastic measure we had to take”, Nomvula Mokonyane said in Pretoria.

South Africa’s rainfall in 2015 was the lowest since records began in 1904 and the pattern has persisted this year, causing widespread damage to crops and livestock.

Farmers will need as much as R16.6 billion until March to subsidise feed purchases, AgriSA said.

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