Where will the water come from?

2016-04-06 06:00

SOMEWHERE along the line it doesn’t add up. Daily in various parts of the country, on television­, radio, social media etc., appeals are being made to all South Africans to save water.
President Zuma, ministers, provinces, municipalities, etc., point out that “water is life”, “water is precious”, as the drought in many parts of the country continues to affect thousands.

But then, on the other hand, government is looking at the possibility of granting an overseas company Rhino Oil and Gas the rights to explore the fracking potential of millions of hectares. If fracking is approved – a total of 20 000 000 litres water is required per well - from what source in these drought stricken areas?
A reminder to anti-frackers that the film, The High Cost of Cheap Gas, will be shown in the Greytown Town Hall at 2.30pm on Tuesday 12 April. This award-winning film is a must for anyone interested in the impact of fracking.
If you would like to attend, contact Mrs Theresa Edwards on 033 413 9209.

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