Plan to bring water brings suspicion

GRAHAMSTOWN – A plan to increase the supply of potable water to two coastal towns in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province is provoking heated debate.

The 110 million dollar proposal to provide more drinking water to Port Alfred and Kenton-on-Sea was drawn up by the local water utility (the Albany Coast Water Board), a consulting engineering group and a private sector financial institution. Growing water consumption in the towns is a result of population increases in these areas and their popularity as tourist destinations.

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Source : Inter Press Service (Johannesburg)

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