As we are actually in winter, many of the nation is experiencing minimal or no rainfall. This occurs throughout an uncommon period the place the coronavirus is sweeping the nation with each day infections and other people dropping their lives.
Central to the combat in opposition to this virus is guaranteeing enough hygiene, with the World Well being Group advising that washing arms with cleaning soap commonly reduces the fast unfold of the virus.
It’s truthful for individuals to ask about water availability, notably in water-stressed areas. One query is how do you steadiness washing your arms commonly whereas utilizing water for home chores, agricultural and industrial functions, and nonetheless be anticipated to save lots of water. That is whereas bearing in mind that South Africa is rated among the many driest nations on the planet.
The time has arrived for all people to unite underneath the theme “Save water and save lives”. If we fail to make use of water sparingly, we’ll all be fish out of water. Wealthy or poor, everybody wants water to outlive.
The federal government has pulled out all of the stops to ensure everybody has potable water entry. The ball is in our court docket now; both we modify our behaviour or face the results of water shortages that may end in water rationing. Each drop counts. We want your serving to hand to save lots of water. If we act responsibly and look after water, it’s going to look after us.
Marcus Monyakeni Communications Specialist, Water and Sanitation Division
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