Water woes for local businesses

2018-07-27 06:00
With empty water containers are Harding business people (from left) Samkelisiwe Gasa, Bawili Zuwena and Slindile Gasa. PHOTO: siphelele nketo

With empty water containers are Harding business people (from left) Samkelisiwe Gasa, Bawili Zuwena and Slindile Gasa. PHOTO: siphelele nketo

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PEOPLE who own small businesses in Harding have complained about water shortages affecting the smooth running of their businesses.Many have said they have to pay R 7 to get a 20 litre container of water for use in their shops.

The Fever visited Bawili Zuwena this week, a restaurant owner in the town since last year. She said the water shortage has affected her business as her restaurant uses a lot of water daily.

Samkelisiwe Gasa and Slindile Gasa also run a restaurant from a small container in town.

When the Fever visited them, they were seen carrying empty containers for the purpose of collecting water.

“Last year, we got water from a tank which was 500 meters away from our shops. The tank was moved to another place and our businesses have been affected,” said Slindile.

Last month, acting senior manager of Mayoralty and Communications Mondli Ngcobo, from the Ugu District Municipality, said the Harding dam was critically low, resulting in a temporary shutdown of the plant.

Harding Business Forum chairperson Colin Davenhill said water levels from dams had been low and that has affected some businesses for the past two weeks.
“Some businesses can now access water,” he said. Community members of KwaMazakhe, Ekhwezi, Ephepheni and Esantombe were given water by The Gift of the Givers on July 12 as part addressing water problems in rural areas.

Imraan Mohamed from Gift of the Givers said a water truck has delivered water to rural villages after being informed by a ward councillor.

“When we visited the areas, we were accompanied by Umuziwabantu deputy mayor and councillors. Some areas have been without water for more than a month,” said Mohamed.

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