WUC water policing

This week the Water authority starts their robust house to house and company to company visits unannounced, in a bid to monitor adherence to water restrictions of 2012.

The restrictions , taking into cognizance the poor water situations in  this arid country, bars potable water use for gardening, pools, automatic urinaries, car washes, construction activities, among others.Indeed this policing, which is long over due, is most welcome. The need for strict monitoring and of course strict adherence to the restrictions cannot be over emphasised.

The restrictions, if implemented to the letter, would affect certain industries , leisure and health industries which use water activities to attract heir customers.  Who would think of a Gaborone Sun pool terrace without potable water, or the luxurious Lansmore  hotel Pool being empty?  Gyms, all of the gyms, among others use water activities such as swimming, while certain spots such as the Big 5 lodge is famous for pool parties in summer.

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