n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - DAEA stock watering programme - Umkhanyakude : projects : community-based category

Volume 23, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



For several years the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs (DAEA) has been rolling out agricultural projects involving stock watering, community gardens, and/ or dipping-tanks, none of which are possible without a reliable water supply. Part of the infrastructure spend is solely dedicated towards the development of groundwater resources to service these installations and make them viable entities. A typical project consists of developing a groundwater resource - location, construction supervision, drilling, sustainable yield testing, potability assessment, equipping, and reticulation to a small-scale water supply scheme. The DAEA quickly realised that the supply for agricultural purposes only was not maximising the benefit of the resource, as the community in question had limited access to potable water.

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