Dikgatlhong Dam now available for Gaborone

The failed Gaborone Dam
The failed Gaborone Dam

ROBELELA: Minister of Minerals Energy and Water Resources Kitso Mokaila has said that the newly commissioned Dikgatlhong Dam, the biggest in the country, is now available to supply Gaborone with water.

Speaking during the commissioning of the dam on Tuesday this week, Mokaila said during the recent 30-day reliance testing of the 400 million cubic metre dam, Letsibogo Dam had been closed off and supplies from Dikgatlhong sent to Gaborone to test the conveyance.

While a pipeline from Dikgatlhong to Moralane has been built, the second stage bringing the water to Gaborone is due for tender. The recent reliance testing was done through the existing North South Carrier Scheme which runs from Letsibogo.

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