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South Africa: Over 29 000 Households Access Piped Water
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Internet Governance
Country: South Africa
Created: Mar 17, 2017

He said also, 611 360 households gained access to sanitation services and 20 599 households were served through the Rural Household Infrastructure Grant to eradicate the sanitation backlog.

About 1 405 buckets were also replaced with adequate sanitation services in the formally established settlements.

Persistent drought in Western Cape

While parts of the country have received much needed rains with dam levels showing significant improvement with some even full to capacity, Minister Radebe said the persistent drought in the Western Cape is dire even though water saving strategies are being implemented.

“Engagements between national and provincial sector departments as well as municipalities are ongoing in an effort to minimise the impact.

“Water remains a scarce resource in South Africa and all water users – domestic and commercial - are urged to continue using water efficiently,” Minister Radebe said. 

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