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Borehole water is not for sale

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has released a statement acknowledging that it has become aware of the tendency that has developed to sell water from private boreholes. It states that "Any such sale would need a requisite licence."

The recent practice of secondary trade of water particularly as observed currently in the Western Cape is therefore illegal. Private boreholes are for private use, for REASONABLE domestic use, and therefore not to be commercialised.

Department of Water and Sanitation

Section 22 of the Water Services Act prohibits the transaction on water without authorisation/nomination as a water services intermediary by the relevant Water Services Authority.

Department of Water and Sanitation

Private boreholes are meant to operate for the benefit of the occupants of the piece of land/property on which the borehole has been drilled, it says.

Read the full statement below:


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