The storage of water has been declined in the first week of June due to a lack of prospects concerning the supply of water in the future in South Africa. However, as recommended, if residents manage to make small changes in their consumer behavior, the crises at hand – continued water losses, can be mitigated in its tracks.
To battle the crisis at hand, the government is putting speed in their tracks to fight against a lack of water in communities all over South Africa, particularly those that are underprivileged and lack basic needs during the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has changed the world, and continues to do so daily in unprecedented ways, all of which we can’t prevent but can deal with constructively if the necessary action is implemented.
A Struggle that Needs to Be Addressed
With Covid-19 reaching South Africa in 2020, even though it has moved at a slower pace, it has managed to highlight many existing issues in South Africa, including poverty and a lack of water supply in rural areas in the country. A lack of running water in each household has caused a major headache during the pandemic for the government, who even though they previously knew about the lack of water supply to certain regions, haven’t managed to do something about the problem at hand until now. They have successfully, thus far, managed to drill boreholes, as well as repair taps for the slum areas and villages that needed it the most. Still, there are people in need of water and soap in many areas in the country, which is yet to still be addressed by the government and municipalities. On the African continent, up to 70% of Africans are shockingly struggled to access water and food during the 14 to 21-day lockdowns as they weren’t allowed to leave their homes. The pandemic continues to reveal the incredible need Africa is in. Where there is African land, there are more issues to address promptly.