“Addressing a Kgotla meeting in Molepolole yesterday, the minister said that in an endeavour to stop enormous water losses in the area, WUC intends to introduce a system that will be operated from any place in the country to instruct a borehole to pump a certain amount of water at a certain pressure into a certain tank. This would stop water losses since measurements would be set in place, he said.
He noted that usually enormous amounts of water gets lost in overflowing reservoir tanks especially if there is no one to stop the borehole from pumping.
“The system is already in place in 216 of the 373 villages that WUC has taken on board. We hope that we will have it here in Molepolole in July this year,” he said. The project will not cost anything less than P3 million, he said.
Also, WUC has identified and fixed 21 leaking pipes. The project is expected to end this month. It had been reported previously that the village loses about 32 percent of potable water underground due to leaking pipes.
The minister furthermore said that they are expecting about P3 million to buy three bowsers that will help provide water in the village.”
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