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Pretoria reservoirs run dry: Tshwane requests meeting with Rand Water as reservoirs run dry

In South Africa, the Tshwane mayor has requested a meeting with Rand Water to address water scarcity in the metro due to supply challenges. This as numerous Pretoria and surrounding areas reservoirs are battling to fill up.

The metro blamed ongoing load-shedding, a lack of sufficient supply by its supplier for reservoirs not filling up to sufficient levels over the weekend. Two weeks prior Rand Water announced that its reservoir levels had dropped drastically and pleaded with clients and municipalities to reduce consumption.

Mayor Randall Williams alleged Rand water was to blame for the crisis faced over the weekend. He said over the recent days some areas in Tshwane had run dry, leading to officials throttling some reservoirs and deploying water tankers.

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