Water use in Bloem cut

2015-07-08 06:00

WATER restrictions are being enforced in Bloemfontein for the first time in 32 years.

The Mangaung Metro Council decided this during a special meeting on Friday ­afternoon (03/07). The price of water will also increase by 20%.

The DA and ANC both supported the restrictions.

“The water situation is bleak – 69% of Bloemfontein’s water comes from the Welbedacht Dam, which provides water to the Bloemwater reservoir. That dam has 26% less water than last year,” DA councillor Rossouw Botes said. – News24

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