Over 50% of Emfuleni’s water wasted

VAAL TRAINGLE - The Emfuleni Local Municipality cannot account for 57% of the water it purchased in the 2020/21 financial year. This indicates a loss of R500-million worth of water in the process. According to council officials, the water wastage was the result of Emfuleni’s Metsi Lekwa water and sanitation department’s lack of a water demand and supply management strategy. An official at the municipality says there are water and sewerage leaks in many parts of Emfuleni, and nothing is being done to put a stop on the waste of water. According to the official, there was no plan to safeguard loss of water as a strategy was not in place, hence there was an enormous waste of millions of rand in clean running water. Emfuleni spokesperson Makhosonke Sangweni said the municipality is addressing the issue.

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