[north-west] - Rand Water says water supply remains constrained in Rustenburg

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RUSTENBURG - Rand Water said on Thursday that water supply in Rustenburg, North West, would remain constrained as the Vaalkop and Vaal River water systems remain under strain, in part, due to higher than normal temperatures which translate into increased demand.

This follows a meeting between Rustenburg water stakeholders comprised of the Rustenburg Local Municipality, Rand Water and representatives of the local mining sector on Thursday.

Justice Mohale, spokesperson for Rand Water, said t

he situation has been exacerbated by increased community use, infrastructure related losses and production requirements on some mines.

"There are however, some mines that have embraced the initiative to reduce their water consumption, and stakeholders have expressed their appreciation for the efforts. A restriction management protocol has also been agreed upon by the stakeholders, based on a revised quota during the water crisis period," Mohale said....

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