South Africa is facing a severe water crisis

thestaggy

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And on top of it you have the braindeads trying to cultivate rolling green lawns in 30-degree + heat with no rain in sight.
 

John_Phoenix

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I wonder if the ANC realizes what will happen when the taps run dry and there is no more water.

The level of "talking" (read bitching) on public forums will reach astronomical heights. Whites will do what they do best, pay money to hide the problem, Coloureds... Well, lets just say there'll be trade involved. And Afrixans?

They'll just move to the next closest place that has water, no matter the "owner"
 

Gaz{M}

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And on top of it you have the braindeads trying to cultivate rolling green lawns in 30-degree + heat with no rain in sight.

Agreed, but if people are willing to pay for water, they will use it. It is a pricing problem and also a supply/demand problem.

Why not raise water tariffs to construct dams, canals and desalination plants so everyone can have abundant water?

When you see wastage, pollution and non-payment, there is no incentive to save.
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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And on top of it you have the braindeads trying to cultivate rolling green lawns in 30-degree + heat with no rain in sight.

Got to waste money on something ...

Or they got a lot of water to put on it while it is dark.
 

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How much of this is weather related, and how much of it is incompetence related.
 

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Agreed, but if people are willing to pay for water, they will use it. It is a pricing problem and also a supply/demand problem.

Why not raise water tariffs to construct dams, canals and desalination plants so everyone can have abundant water?

When you see wastage, pollution and non-payment, there is no incentive to save.
More/higher/another tax is not going to solve the problem mate.
The problem is that our tax money is being stolen, and that the ANC is wholly inept.
They (the ANC) be a cabal of thieves, and are robbing the citizens of the country blind.
They are ruining the country with their theft and gross incompetence.
 

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And on top of it you have the braindeads trying to cultivate rolling green lawns in 30-degree + heat with no rain in sight.
In our area there are people utilizing boreholes for this, then keep it running 24x7, then their neighbours start to complain about their boreholes drying up... no water for lifestock (horses etc) but grass must be kept green!

So stupid. Let the grass die. Plant hardy vegetation which'll survive with little or no water, and save the water for lifestock rather.

But people love their green grass and fancy plants etc.... :rolleyes:
 

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Some hope .... ?
 

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How much of this is weather related, and how much of it is incompetence related.
To answer your question.
How much of our electricity problems do you think is related to theft, incompetence, and ineptness.
Now apply that answer to everything the ANC is in charge off.
The f*ckers are running the country into the ground.
 

Gaz{M}

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More/higher/another tax is not going to solve the problem mate.
The problem is that our tax money is being stolen, and that the ANC is wholly inept.
They (the ANC) be a cabal of thieves, and are robbing the citizens of the country blind.
They are ruining the country with their theft and gross incompetence.

Yes, ageed. But my condition was that the special tariffs only fund water augmentation projects.
 

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The water crises makes me really nervous given that the war in Syria started because of a water crises.

Nervous is an understatement.
There's a massive difference between sending around Eskom memes, waiting for your next smartphone charge session and driving around with weapons desperately looking for a source of water in the three to four days you have before your die.
 

thestaggy

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Got to waste money on something ...

Its not the money. Its the fact that you are wasting water in a part of the world that frequently battles drought conditions.

Or they got a lot of water to put on it while it is dark.

I see sprinklers going midday, which is where the waste comes in. And even if you do water at night, tomorrow is another scorching day and you keep on consuming excessive amounts of water to offset the roasting heat.

Then you have the poorly set sprinklers that dump as much water on the road as they do on the grass.
 

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And who do you suggest must be in charge of these projects?
Put me in charge.

I need some moniez for my Swiss bank accountI'll handle it by getting in the right experts (from Israel for example) to assist us with fixing things.
 

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Regarding green grass - we don't water our lawn, the grass will just grow back when it rains. Pointless to dump a ton of water on it anyway.
 

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Probably doesn't help but a lot more water gets wasted and polluted by other means than population growths.

Actually its all related , more people = more consumption, more wastage, more pollution.
 
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