The South African water shortage is a topic most South Africans talk about often. In 2014, water shortages were first noticed by the government and water restrictions were then put into practice. Residence were first asked to use certain amounts of water at certain times of the day and then they were asked to use less water, not water their gardens, not wash their own cars or use alternate water sources when washing their cars, and eventually, residence were told that they’d be fined if they used more than a certain amount of water.
This all seems extremely fair considering the “water shortage”.
For the past month and a half, there’s been, according to most of South Africa, an overload of rain. To the extent that floods in areas such as, North West Province, Johannesburg East and Kwazulu-Natal, were caused. Because of this month’s rain, most dams such as the Vaal Dam and the Grootdraai Dam, have been filled to capacity.
Many roads and homes have also been implicated because of the rain.
This then brings us to question, are we going to blame the rain for recent unfortunate activities, or are we going to see the crisis for what it is? Poor infrastructure.
Here are some questions around the real South African Water crisis:
Some South Africans have taken to social media about the matter, but it hasn’t been addressed, as most situations are in South Africa. Tag Talisa on social media and tell us what you think about the obvious questions around The Real South African Crisis. Also, for an alternate water supply, contact Talisa for Atmospheric Water Generators, where clean, safe drinking water is readily available.