A Private-Public Partnership tackles Water Conservation and Demand Management in the urban setting
Feb 1 2013
The Emfuleni Municipality, GIZ, Sasol, SADC and ORASECOM, among other key partners, have been instrumental in driving the development of a public-private partnership to reduce water demands and address leakages in the Emfuleni Local Municipality on the Vaal River, one of key tributaries of the Orange-Senqu River. This project aimed at reducing water consumption was launched on 8th September 2011, and include; retrofitting of household and public fixtures, training of local technicians on installation of water conservation/demand management facilities, awareness and training for schools and communities, as well as the establishment of waterwise gardens. It is hoped that this range of methods will realise water savings of up to 15%. For more information click here for an article on the same subject matter on the Municipality's website and/or here to download a Municipality's external newsletter dated October 2012, which also include an article on this project/initiative.