The current drought that prevails in southern Africa has placed the focus squarely on remedial actions required to, at the very least, minimise its negative effects. Stemming from a number of exploratory meetings and sharing of ideas, Johannesburg Water (JW) and the Borehole Water Association (BWA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covering a plan to promote the drilling of boreholes.
The Executive and the 133 members of the BWA are able to offer JW and the whole of southern Africa a complete ground water supply service that starts with initial advice through siting of holes, drilling, pump selection, installation, commissioning and maintenance of the complete installation. Our experience has shown that a well-planned, constructed and operated borehole will give decades of clean water for use in gardens and the home.
Johannesburg Water has proactively joined hands with the BWA in finding a solution to the need for sourcing additional supplies of clean water. The BWA looks forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with JW and all water users in Southern Africa.
There has been significant press coverage of the MOU signing: