DWS spends R3.5million to erect a fence around a dam

18 September 2019 | Web Article Number: ME201916355

Construction, Civil & Structural Engineering
Disaster Management
Government & Municipal
Water & Effluent Management

THE Department of Water and Sanitation has spent R3.5 million to erect a fence around Lubisi Dam in Qamata, Cofimvaba, following the drowning of people and animals at the end of 2018 and the beginning of this year.

The construction of the fence started in August 2019 and it’s scheduled to be completed in January 2020.

This is part of the effort by the department to curb drownings and secure water resources for the benefit of communities around Cofimvaba and surrounding areas, about 80 km east of Queenstown.

This follows media coverage of the drownings of both animals and residents at Lubisi Dam. The department urged citizens to refrain from stealing the fence and vandalising government infrastructure.

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