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Selling of water in Cape Town is prohibited amid drought

Director of law enforcement in the City of Cape Town, Robbie Roberts, says no one is allowed to sell water from boreholes, springs and small catchments in farms.

Roberts has been busy clamping down on people selling water within the city after receiving tip offs from residents.

He says he was made aware of a Facebook post marketing a truck that is delivering water to homes. He followed up and found the culprit.

The matter was reported to the department of Water and Sanitation because the owner of the truck had a licence to deliver water to the N1 construction site, not to people's homes.

Another man was caught extracting 35 000 litres daily from his borehole and selling the water to people who want to fill up their pools.

Private boreholes is only for private use and it must be for domestic purposes alone, not commercial use.

Robbie Roberts, Director of Law Enforcement

Section 22 of the Water Service Act prohibits any transaction of water...

Robbie Roberts, Director of Law Enforcement

To hear more of this conversation with Director Robbie Roberts, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Selling of water in Cape Town is prohibited amid drought


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