WUC moves to address acute water supply in the greater Gaborone area

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Acute water shortage in the greater Gaborone areas such as Molepolole, Kanye,  Mochudi, and the surrounding peri-urban areas will be a  thing  of the past within a year from now, following the awarding of a 100km pipeline tender that will see an additional  water supply pumped from Masama well fields to Mmamashia water treatment plant, to augment the  current shortfall of 65ml of water per day in the region.

The 100km pipeline tender for the design and construction of the pipeline and associated works comes at a time when the greater Gaborone area, which is also the economic hub of Botswana has current water demands of 145 ml/day, while the current North South water career system, even with  upgrades is able to supply approximately 80 ml/d, resulting in water supply shortfall of 65ml/d which has hit areas like Molepolole, and Kanye in particular very hard.

Khato Civils joint venture, which already has  a clean  track record in Botswana, having undertaken  P200 million water works at Mmadinare, recently signed on the dotted lines for the commencement of the P700 million Pula water works scheduled  for completion inside 12 months.

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