Water Crisis Looms in Beaufort West

Publication Date:
13 November 2017
South Africa, Climate, Urban Issues and Habitation, Water and Sanitation

A water crisis is looming in Beaufort West in the Central Karoo. The local municipality says it urgently needs 45-million-rand to drill more boreholes to stop taps from running dry. The town's main water source, the Gamka dam, has completely dried up.


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Beaufort West "has simply run out of surface water". This comes after claims were made on social media that the town had reached 'Day Zero' where no water would be available. Read more »

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