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Young people say proper strategies needed to solve Joburg water woes

todayMarch 19, 2024 50 1

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Young Joburg residents, who are grappling with water supply challenges, believe the implementation of proper strategies and policies will solve the economic hub’s water crisis.
Several parts of the city have without water for at least 11 days now due to low reservoir levels and increased water consumption. The tripping of Eikenhof pump station also added to the water woes.
Speaking to YNews, young Joburgers say they hope their peers have made it to the candidate lists of political parties who will be heading to provincial and national legislatures after the upcoming polls.
The Yires want young people who hold strategic positions in government to advocate for more transparency and the safeguarding of all human rights.
The water crisis in Johannesburg began late last year and has worsened in recent weeks.
The City’s Joburg Water and Rand Water have on separate occasions to a growing population, among others.
Joburg Water says while measures have been put in place to meet demand, the recent heatwave has exacerbated its problems.
However, environmental analyst, Professor Anthony Turton, says the crisis is much more complex than demand being greater than supply.

Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa

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