COGTA MEC Xolile Nqatha, ADM Deputy Executive Mayor Cllr Nomfusi Winnie Nxawe are today, receiving a donation of a ground water treatment facility from AECI water Executive Mr Bennet Sikati for Adelaide community.
The small town of Adelaide in Raymond Mhlaba LM, is one of the areas under Amathole District Municipality which have been severely hit by drought since 2015 with inadequate dam levels whereby an estimated 16 000 people need at least 2 million litres of water per day for domestic consumption and socio-economic activity.ADM has conducted ground water investigations, however, due to poor quality of the ground water coupled with dim prospects of any future rains, water supply has had to be rationed. This, unfortunately has resulted in intermittent water supply to the residents.
With ground water quality in Adelaide being generally poor, this donation will bring much needed relief to Adelaide communites as ADM ground water investigation efforts will not be in vain
ADM continues to lobby for a sustainable water solution which will bring relief to Adelaide communities, the construction of the Foxwood Dam which was gazetted by the DWS Minister at R2.5 billion.