MEDIA STATEMENT ON AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR WATER SAVING

Emalahleni Local Municipality (ELM) is an authorised Water Service Provider (WSP) and a Water Service Authority (WSA) under the area of its jurisdiction.  As the Water Service Provider the municipality has a responsibility to provide basic water services efficiently, affordable economical and in a sustainable manner to its consumers. The municipality needs the community to play a role in ensuring that water is conserved and used sparingly to protect this scarce resource.
Water conservation is a practice in which people, companies and government attempt to reduce their water usage. Only 2% of the earth fresh water is locked in-ice caps, while 97.5% is salt water. The Witbank Dam is currently sitting on an average level of 97% due to the plentiful rainfalls this season. However the municipality is restricted by the Water Use License to abstract a certain limit of raw water volumes daily, it is therefore very crucial to conserve the limited purified water to save Emalahleni not to face drought as we approach the dry season.
Ways and tips to conserve water:-
  • Contain the rain water as it rains through rooftop water harvesting,
  • Use the rain water, re-used water from bath and sinks to irrigate lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are cooler to minimise evaporation,
  • Wash your fruits and vegetables in a bowl instead of running water from the tap and
  • Take a shower instead of bath.
Water is essential to life and while the whole world is still fighting the Covid-19 pandemic by keeping our hands clean by washing them regularly, we are urged to continue doing so in a responsible manner, use water more sparingly and efficiently to keep us all hygienically clean to stop the spread of the virus.

Issued by                         DATE: 16 March 2021
Lebohang Mofokeng
Manager Communication
Emalahleni Local Municipality
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The communication is a strategic function. The unit deals with Internal & External Communication, Conducting imbizo Programmes, Media and stakeholder liaison, media production, marketing and branding. The municipality has adopted the communication strategy, which entails the channels and tools of communicating to the stakeholders. These channels and tools are amongst other municipal website, municipal face-book, local print and electronic media.
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