1.2 Million Litres per day for Beaufort West

It took exactly 28 days mapping out the exact areas, studying the aquifers, finding unwanted algae and water with high e.coli counts but hydrologist, geologist and palaentologist, Dr Gideon Groenewald, an integral part of Gift of the Givers drought intervention projects for the past two years, prayed and persevered and was not to be deterred. We need water and urgently at that. Today, Gift of the Givers is delighted to announce that we can safely pump out 1.2 million litres a day without stressing the new aquifers we have drilled into. Congratulations to Dr Groenewald, who has forty years experience in studying water, and has achieved this remarkable feat.

We are now preparing for step 2, pumping the water through solar driven pumps into the existing pipeline from the Gamka Dam into the town's reservoirs. Effectively, we have met Beaufort West's water shortfall of one million litres per day. We still pray for soaking, continuous rains to fill the various dams in the region and the underground water reserves, simultaneously requesting ALL South Africans to conserve this scarce resource and use it sparingly and efficiently.
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