THE possibility of Gauteng running short of clean water to supply the entire province by 2013 “is very real”, says the department of housing.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Gauteng to face water shortages by 2013
SHOOT: 9.6-million people (20.2% of the total population) are clustered around the Johannesburg metropole and Pretoria. There is talk that by october 2010 acid mine drainage will overflow and contaminate water supplies. This is essentially a mixture of heavy metals, radioactive waste and acid run-off. Given the record on crime, electricity, education and the rest, does anyone really expect this additional crisis to be averted?