Dire water situation in Port Alfred

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Ndlambe Municipality hopes a reverse osmosis plant will bring relief at end of March

Thabisa Ngezi, who lives in Nemato township, says the water situation in Port Alfred is worsening by the day.

“There are times when water tankers arrive late. They often bring insufficient water. Tankers quickly empty, because there are many people depending on them,” says Ngezi.

“We don’t have money to buy water from shops. There is always chaos as people scramble to get water. There is no social distancing and people don’t care about contracting Covid-19 in those queues. What they want is water for their families.”

The dire water situation in Ndlambe Municipality, Eastern Cape, has hit Port Alfred, Kenton-on-Sea, Alexandria, Bathurst, Boknes, Cannon Rocks, Boesmansriviermond and surrounding farms.

The local economy is dominated by farming and tourism, both heavily affected.

More at: https://www.groundup.org.za/article/dire-water-situation-port-alfred/
 
And this is where those who can afford a water generator would benefit from one. At least for drinking water.
This muni has wasted resources for far too long.
 
Thabisa Ngezi, who lives in Nemato township, says the water situation in Port Alfred is worsening by the day.
"There are times when water tankers arrive late. They often bring insufficient water. Tankers quickly empty, because there are many people depending on them," Ngezi told Groundup.
"We don't have money to buy water from shops. There is always chaos as people scramble to get water. There is no social distancing and people don't care about contracting Covid-19 in those queues. What they want is water for their families."

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Dire water situation in Port Alfred as taps run dry

Thabisa Ngezi, who lives in Nemato township, says the water situation in Port Alfred is worsening by the day.
"There are times when water tankers arrive late. They often bring insufficient water. Tankers quickly empty, because there are many people depending on them," Ngezi told Groundup.
"We don't have money to buy water from shops. There is always chaos as people scramble to get water. There is no social distancing and people don't care about contracting Covid-19 in those queues. What they want is water for their families."

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The relatively minor risk of getting killed by COVID-19 obviously pales in comparison to the certain death that awaits if you can't get sufficient water.
 
It is so ironic that all of the towns are near the coast. They have access to an unlimited supply of water if they took steps to setup desalination plants.

It is not as if the water crisis was not foreseeable. :(
 
It is so ironic that all of the towns are near the coast. They have access to an unlimited supply of water if they took steps to setup desalination plants.

It is not as if the water crisis was not foreseeable. :(
My understanding is that they're expensive and use a lot of power. Do you imagine PA has an abundance of either at their disposal?
 
My understanding is that they're expensive and use a lot of power. Do you imagine PA has an abundance of either at their disposal?
They have abundant wind and sun too. Little bit of planning and financing would have gone a long way to avert the crisis they are in now. :)
 
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