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Consequences of the ongoing drought in the Eastern Cape are grave

For many people in the area, life is still challenging because of the protracted drought in the western portion of the Eastern Cape. The drought has an impact on the Kouga municipality as well.

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To prevent a potential day zero, this municipality has invested more than R200 million in water augmentation and drought mitigation measures. The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro's water supply is shared by the Kouga Municipality.

Many towns in the western regions of the province are progressively come to accept that they must fight with dry taps on a regular basis. Water shedding is just one of the cost-cutting strategies implemented in the Kouga area. A six-hour water shortage is disastrous, according to the locals.

"I want to use the restroom right now, but I can't since it's unfair in this neighborhood; instead, we relieve ourselves in the bushes. You can probably guess that's not fair," a local added.

Another neighbor says, "We are scared that we are going to become sick from this. When the water comes back in the morning, it has a peculiar scent, and when we attempt to prepare meals or make coffee, it does not taste great. A resident said that "our children get sick, our old become sick, and even at schools our youngsters don't have water." Another local says, "We are left out as the community of Rosedale. The water truck hasn't been here in over a month."


Source: https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/prolonged-drought-in-eastern-cape-having-serious-consequences/

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