Water Restrictions to Continue in Windhoek

10 Oct 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Residents of the Namibian capital, Windhoek, will still face water restrictions even though municipal authorities are moving forward with a project to tap the Windhoek Aquifer, city spokesman Joshua Amukugo said last week.“Targets are set to establish access and install the needed abstraction equipment before the end of the year,” Amukugo said. However, supply restrictions and mandatory water savings of 40 percent will still have to be met, he added.The aquifer has enough water to supply about half of Windhoek’s domestic and industrial needs -- but only for about two or three years, he said, highlighting that tapping this groundwater source was a short-term solution to the capital’s water shortages...

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