Theft Causes Shortages in Namibian Community

8 Jan 2015 by Local Press Report

Suspected water theft could be the reason behind dry taps in Groot Aub -- a settlement of more than 5 000 -- which is situated about 40 kilometres outside Windhoek. A frustrated Khomas Rural Constituency councillor, Frederick Arie, confirmed yesterday that some people at Groot Aub are tapping into the water supply system illegally.Groot Aub, which has been incorporated into the Windhoek municipality, gets its water from a reservoir which is fed by three boreholes. The Windhoek municipality extended its boundaries to make provision for land to cater for future development. Arie said although he has warned Groot Aub residents against the habit, it was time the Windhoek municipality did something to rectify the water situation.

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