No need to panic, says Sisulu on water challenges

No need to panic, says Sisulu on water challenges

Minister of Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu has assured South Africans there is no need to panic over the current water challenges facing the country.


The minister’s comments come amid rising temperatures, inadequate rainfall and a spike in water consumption.


The country is only expected to experience proper rainfall in December.


“There is no need to panic, but there is a need to be prudent in the way we use water,” Sisulu told a media briefing in Johannesburg.


“We will not have water-shedding if we stick to what we are requiring our citizens to do. Please use water cautiously, make sure you stick to the regulations and stipulations if you are in a municipality to avert an eventuality of water-shedding.”

Sisulu also gave an assurance that the government is not ignoring the issues around water.  


“I am drawing upon the best minds on this matter to work with us as we navigate our way forward.”


Meanwhile, South Africans have once again been asked to use water sparingly.


This will include turning off water sprinklers, not filling pools due to evaporation and taking shorter showers.

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