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Load shedding creates water crises in Caledon

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Tracy-Lynn Ruiters

09 October 2022



Phefumlela Bam

Media article

Towns Action Network

South Africa

The article describes the impact load shedding has had on the water supply for residents of Caledon. Load shedding has affected many South Africans over the last couple of months however residents of Caledon have been experiencing electricity as well as water cuts for two or three days in a row. Currently, residents get water through water tanks that come on a daily basis to provide them with water. The Theewaterskloof Local Municipality in the interim has purchased generators to help mitigate the effects load shedding has had on the town's water pumping system. The municipality has also applied for exemption from water cut-offs for all Overberg Water Board’s schemes and pump stations.


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