LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lesson for council in South Africa’s water woes

DIRE STRAIGHTS: The extreme drought gripping Cape Town in South Africa. Photo: SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
DIRE STRAIGHTS: The extreme drought gripping Cape Town in South Africa. Photo: SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

IT is to be hoped that our recently-elected mayor and councillors have taken more than a passing interest in the news coming out South Africa of the serious water shortages after a long period of drought.

If they have not taken note and seen it as a warning sign for our community then this is a serious omission on their part.

What is happening in Cape Town is a stark reminder to everyone just how precious good, clean water is and that we must safeguard this precious commodity for the welfare of future generations.

This applies importantly to the sub-aquafiers in and around Spring Hill and the airport precinct.

These areas have to be protected from contamination and for previous administrations to dumb down the danger of pollution entering the system was sheer arrogance and stupidity.

Let us hear from the council just what their water conservation programs are going to be to safeguard the future.

Terry Matthews

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