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‘Government can’t resolve the water crisis alone’

General Manager for Integrated Infrastructure at Gibb, Sean Molloy, says the Department of Water Sanitation needs more resources and more capacity to resolve the water crisis.

Molloy says while the maintenance and development of infrastructure is important in addressing South Africa’s water scarcity issues, there is a need to conserve and manage water more effectively.

In order to do so, Molloy says government needs to work with the private sector.

Water obviously costs money to treat and to supply to your tap and if we can reduce the amount of water going there we can make a costs savings money going there.

Sean Molloy, General Manager for Integrated Infrastructure at Gibb

One of the ways we could incentivise the private sector to help is to provide feed capital to work on saving that water in the first year.

Sean Molloy, General Manager for Integrated Infrastructure at Gibb

He adds:

Any savings they make, they get a percentage of that, and those savings are reinvested in a program to continually improve and cut down on leaks and other wasted water.

Sean Molloy, General Manager for Integrated Infrastructure at Gibb

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : ‘Government can’t resolve the water crisis alone’


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