13/02/2019 - Distribution of Water and Siting of Boreholes in Grahamstown Today

There were jubilant shouts of "amanzi", with faces beaming in disbelief as people ran towards our trucks entering Grahamstown. Nine days of no water, nine days of desperation. The crowds, including many university students, gathered outside the municipality eagerly awaiting whatever they could get. Our teams commenced delivery whilst Dr Gideon Groenewald, Gift of the Givers hydrologist, briefed the media on the drought issue.

Today Dr Groenewald will give the municipality an in depth presentation on various aspects of the drought with specific solution oriented options focusing on boreholes as an immediate intervention for medium to long term relief.

After the presentation, Gift of the Givers teams will distribute water in the water starved communities whilst Dr Groenewald will commence his "search" for underground water.

A special thank you to the magnificent team work, co-operation and commitment of the Municipality, SAPS, SANDF, RTI, volunteers and the community and a special thanks to generous South Africans.
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