Rain, rain, please come again

2015-11-18 06:00

IT was unexpected, but very welcome, but unfortunately not nearly enough to make any difference to the water crisis in Umvoti and other parts of the country.
According to Pannar Research 18.4mm was recorded in October and from 6 November­ to 15 November 27.4 mm was recorded.

The drought is still making its presence very much felt and is going to have more of an impact on every single individual. So despite feeling damp and cold and actually seeing puddles at the side of roads, the saving of every single precious drop of water is still the way to go.
While the majority of residents have really­ done their share to save water since restrictions were imposed, there were, and are, a group of irresponsible individuals who use the JoJo tank supplies to wash vehicles or worse, vandalise the tanks – there are some who are even selling the water from, these public Jojos, but the majority have conformed and done their utmost to save water.
Unfortunately, an article in an issue of The Witness last week gave the impression­ that all residents were to blame, according to a Cogta spokesperson, which only became involved as recently as September.
The Department of Water and Sanitation, the Greytown drought committee and the Greytown Gazette have been issuing warnings about the “looming water crisis” since the end of last year and, as emphasised, the majority of residents responded positively.

One of the most recent entries into the imposition of water restrictions is Durban - its municipality has published tips on saving water from a very comprehensive website.
Check out www.wateruseitwisely.com for more information.

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