Johannesburg Water and the Borehole Water Association sign MOU

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.

Colin Rice, President of the BWA and Lungile Dhlamini, Managing Director of Johannesburg Water signing the MOU at the Bryanston Country Club on 3 February 2016.

Colin Rice, President of the BWA and Lungile Dhlamini, Managing Director of Johannesburg Water signing the MOU at the Bryanston Country Club on 3 February 2016.

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.

Press coverage

There has been significant press coverage of the MOU signing: