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May 23, 2024
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LESOTHO WATER SUPPLY OUTAGE IMPACTS SA

Maseru, Apr.11— Dr. Ifedotun Victor Aina, a senior researcher at the Water and Production Economics Research Unit at the University of Cape Town says the six months tunnel closure by the Lesotho Water Highlands Project (LHWP) could have negative impact on residential, agricultural users as well as economically.

This he said in his critical outlook regarding the impact of the tunnel shutdown in which he said  the Lesotho Highlands Water Project is a lifeline to millions of South Africans citing that it satisfies 60% of Gauteng’s water demand supplies the irrigation water for commercial farms supplies water to regions with irregular rainfall patterns and frequent drought plays a role in public health by delivering clean water to millions of people contributes to environmental conservation…

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