The AfriForum branch in Piet Retief erected its first six emergency water points at strategic spots in the town from 14 to 18 September 2020 to allow residents and community members access to water during emergencies. This follows after a letter was sent to the community regarding upgrades and that Piet Retief will have no water supply for approximately two weeks. Water restrictions are also common within the Mkhondo Local Municipality’s jurisdiction and residents are then left without water for extended periods of time.
A tank – which can store approximately 5 kilolitres of water – has been erected at each of the following spots: 2 Deborah Street, 11 Jasmyne Street, 20 Magnolia Street and the Piet Retief mosque in Kempville, while two water tanks were erected at the A.F.M. Church Fontana. This water can be used for household purposes.
“This project’s success and sustainability are dependent upon the entire community’s cooperation and involvement. We would like to encourage community members that are in a position to contribute to the project to do so, especially those people that have boreholes and can help supply water,” says Bronwen Pretorius, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the Highveld.
“We would like to erect even more water points in the Piet Retief area to have more water available during interruptions. We would also like to thank Build It for supplying the water tanks that made these water points a possibility,” says Gerhard Bohmer, Chairperson of AfriForum’s Piet Retief branch.
Become involved with this project today: SMS “Piet Retief” to 45350 (R1).