Gauteng govt kicks Joint Ops Centre into gear to prepare for water crisis

Gauteng Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta), Department of Water and Sanitation and Rand Water are establishing a Joint Operational Centre to plan and improve the state of readiness for any contingency in the wake of the steady decrease of water levels in the province.

Cogta MEC Paul Mashatile says the department is planning a campaign to get citizens to understand the importance of saving water.

The water levels in the Vaal River system only standing at an alarming 27%.

We are trying to get citizens to use water sparingly. Through the Operation Centre and working with municipalities we will go on a campaign to educate citizens about problems of water shortage and also indicate what we think they should avoid, like watering gardens unnecessarily.

Paul Mashatile, Gauteng MEC for Cogta

Last month Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane announced that water distributed to Gauteng municipalities will be cut by 15%.

Hear more about the campaign and plans to save water from Paul Mashatile below...


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