Tanks help with wa­ter prob­lems

The Herald (South Africa) - - NEWS -

THE De­part­ment of Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion, in part­ner­ship with clean­ing prod­uct gi­ant Sun­light, do­nated two large wa­ter tanks to com­mu­ni­ties in Ped­die yes­ter­day.

The third part­ner in the pro­ject is the Amath­ole Dis­trict Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, which will fill the tanks.

The 5 000l tanks were do­nated to Elux­ol­weni Vil­lage and Ebong­weni B Vil­lage in Ward 3 as part of a short­term in­ter­ven­tion to ad­dress wa­ter chal­lenges, the de­part­ment said.

“In Elux­ol­weni, the tank will ben­e­fit 315 peo­ple and in Ebong­weni B, 1 070 peo­ple will ben­e­fit,” de­part­ment spokesman Thandile Ngc­ume said.

“Amath­ole Mu­nic­i­pal­ity will fill up the tanks when­ever there’s a need or when­ever they are empty.”

The wa­ter would be fit to drink, Ngc­ume said.

Presently, Ebong­weni B re­ceives wa­ter from the mu­nic­i­pal­ity but there are hitches in the sup­ply due to the fail­ure of age­ing in­fra­struc­ture. Elux­ol­weni has to source its wa­ter sup­ply from a neigh­bour­ing vil­lage. – Guy Rogers

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