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Jericho residents get water

Written by Gabi Khumalo
The Department of Water and Sanitation has unveiled a water project that will improve access to water in Jericho, North West.

Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane, Premier of North West Supra Mahumapelo, and MECs at the opening of the Jericho Rural Water Supply Project.The R15 million Jericho Rural Water Supply Project has contributed to socio-economic upliftment and has increased the security of water supply to the communities of Jericho in Madibeng Local Municipality.

“We can’t compromise services to our people. Water is life and sanitation is dignity.”

The project involves the laying of pipelines, reticulation, testing and drilling of boreholes, establishing the yield of boreholes, as well as connecting the feeder lines to the existing network and the main reservoir.

Speaking during the unveiling ceremony, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo handed over Water-on-Wheels equipment to indigent people. Each wheel can store 100 kilolitres of water.

The Minister urged community members to play their part in protecting government infrastructure that is meant to improve people’s lives.

“We can’t compromise services to our people. Water is life and sanitation is dignity. We must deal with people who steal water valves and water pumps because what they are doing is sabotage,” said Minister Mokonyane.