The search for an alternative water source for the drought stricken town of Makhanda is already successful. The aim is to sink 20 boreholes. The first of these is already providing good quality water at a rate of 20-thousand litres per day.

Meanhwhile some Makhanda residents are already battling illness as a result of the drought and being forced to drink questionable water.

The municipality is also continuing with its maintenance work on the James Kleynhans treatment plant to ensure it can provide ten megalitres of water per day.

Source: SABC Digital News