Some communities in the North West haven’t had any running water to drink, let alone wash their hands to battle the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.
But SANDF engineers have come to the aid of these communities.
The water near the banks of the Klipvoor Dam is green as grass.
But, with some treatment, the defence force’s engineers make it fit for human consumption.
They’ve been in the province for two weeks as part of Operation Nontlela.
“Our primary task here is to do water purification,” said lieutenant Andile Makamba.
First, water is taken from the source and the PH level checked.
A sedimentation process is followed and then filtration takes place.
Once all the testing is done, the water is transferred to a 40,000-litre tank before it is transferred to municipal tankers.
In total, the army is delivering 38,000 litres of purified water to surrounding villages a day.
A local ward councillor says the purification process has alleviated the incredible water scarcity challenges the community faces.
[COMING UP] I joined the SA Army Engineers at Klipvoor Dam in the Borakalalo National Park in the North West where they’ve been deployed for 2 weeks providing purified water to surrounding communities for drinking & hand washing. More on @eNCA this evening & tmw. #Covid19SA pic.twitter.com/H7R299B6Jr
— Michael (@TheMikeAppel) May 22, 2020
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