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Water Warriors need help getting water to needy towns across SA

While Cape Town's dam levels are steadily recovering, other areas in the country are experiencing drought.

Deon Smit, Founder of South African Water Warriors has been the main driver behind getting drinking water to places where they have essentially run out of tap water.

He says in the past week they have dropped off litres of water in Hankey in the Eastern Cape where there's no access to drinking water. In the coming week, they will be heading to Patensie in the Gamtoos Valley where the taps are also dry.

Their dams are basically empty and the water they are getting is mud, it is no longer water.

Deon Smit, Founder of South African Water Warriors

Smit says they are not getting much support in terms of water donations as some places are getting sufficient rain and no longer donating.

Help is not coming as much as we would like and we are asking the public to support us to help these people because we are still fortunate to be able to open a tap and get clean drinking water, they can't do that.

Deon Smit, Founder of South African Water Warriors

I saw people scooping water from puddles in the road, in rivers and dams and in being forced to make use of dirty water that I won't even give to my animals.

Deon Smit, Founder of South African Water Warriors

To hear the rest of this conversation with Deon Smit, listen below:


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