The Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality (NMMDM) is seeking a long-term solution to the water shortage affecting its communities. This is according to the municipality’s administrator, Kumaran Nair.

Nair has stated that the municipality is developing a strategy that will ensure a constant supply of water to residents without any disruption.

This follows his leading of an intervention task team that managed to restore water provision to different parts of NMMDM.

“There is still much that needs to be done to bring water supply stability in the area. Water tankers delivery water has never been a long term solution to water shortage as it is expensive and it’s not sustainable,” says Nair.

The municipality reports several boreholes within its borders have been repaired after being vandalised.

“We ensured the operation of boreholes which supply the areas of Welbedacht and Ntsweletsoku. We also activated the existing delivery of water by contracting a tanker supplier to provide water in areas where there is little water, and we have also distributed about 32 water containers,” explains Nair.

The Joint Operation Committee consists of officials from Department of Local Government and Human Settlement, Department of Water and Sanitation, Botshelo Water, Sedibeng Water, South African Police Service as well as Fire Rescue and Emergency Services.