EMERGENCY WATER RESPONSE – QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Based on the Statement by the Minister of Water and Sanitation Ms Lindiwe Sisulu
16 March 2020
What are the emergency water provisions in response to the COVID-19?
The Department of Water and Sanitation will provide emergency water in rural areas, informal settlements and public areas.
The Department will increase the provision of water and sanitation in high-density public areas, informal settlements and rural areas.
The Department will also ensure that rural areas and informal settlements are provided with water tanks and standpipes, to increase access to water for residents.
Water tanks and sanitizers will also be provided in public spaces including taxi ranks, train and bus stations, and other areas where people congregate.