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News Wrap: Western Cape gov sets aside R88m to assist with loadshedding on the water supply in the province

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Western Cape gov sets aside R88m to assist with loadshedding on the water supply in the province

Western Cape minister for Finance and Economic Opportunities Mireille Wenger has authorised the release of just over R88million to be allocated to the department of Local Government for the procurement of backup generators for the treatment and supply of water services. This funding will also help mitigate against the real risk of spillage of raw sewerage into watercourses and interruptions of potable water supply, both of which have potential adverse health implications for citizens.

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