Rand Water respond to calls for CEO to step down

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A petition to remove Rand Water CEO has over 6,000 signatures.

said it was “baffled” by the petition and said it was misplaced. It claimed to be currently producing water higher than its extraction limit because of demand, and was transparent about systems and maintenance. It accused DA Gauteng leader Solly Msimanga of politicking.

“Rand Water is able and has the capacity to supply water to its municipal customers. However, it should be noted that during this time of the year, water demand outstrips supply capacity. “It is evident the challenge is not lack of capacity to supply water, but rather high consumption because of this hot period”.The utility said municipalities are trying to curb water demand and waste, but “water conservation and demand management measures are not sufficiently implemented”.A storm that wrecked havoc across Gauteng last week damaged affected water supply to several areas, with Rand Water indicating on Saturday its reservoirs were filling up.

“We managed to fill up reservoirs, it’s a matter of distributing water to municipal reservoirs which will in turn send water to customers,”

 

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