22 February 2013

South Africa: North West Targets 100 Percent Access to Water

press release

The North West Province is aiming to achieve 100% access to water for all households in the new financial year, North West Premier Thandi Modise announced in her State of the Province delivered in the Provincial legislature on Friday.

Premier Modise reported that thus far 920 000 households in the province have access to basic water and that aging water infrastructure had resulted in shortage of water in some parts of the province last year and even in the beginning of the year 2013.

Modise said that the province is in engagements with Botshelo and Magalies Water Boards and all municipalities who are affected to find solution to the challenge. Water treatment works are also considered to alleviate water shortage.

Issued by: North West Office of the Premier

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