Help save water

2016-11-17 06:01

THE recent rains come as a very welcome relief. I don’t mind even it rains for two weeks straight because I know even that wouldn't be enough to bring things back to normal and satisfy the water shortage.

When I visited my brother-in-law in Bronkhorstspruit two months ago the situation was very bad on his farm.

A bit of rain has come, but he will never be able to recover what he has already spent on transporting water for his animals to drink.

No wonder in the news last week they said more are drowning in debt they will never be able to repay, forcing them to put their farms up for sale.

A single farmer may be responsible for up to 30 labourers, who in turn may have eight dependants, which shows a single farmer can be responsible for up to 240 people or even three times that number in some cases.

Let us all do our bit to conserve water and also put pressure on the municipality when they slack off and don’t repair leaks.

D. Steyn



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