Tshwane – As part of Vodacom’s commitment to improve the lives of the communities it serves, the mobile operator has donated 20 JoJo water tanks to Tshwane Municipality. The tanks will assist residents in identified areas affected by water shortages with easier access to a stable water supply.
“Vodacom conducted research into the rising issue of water shortages affecting communities in the Northern Gauteng Region. Working with the City of Tshwane, we recognised that JoJo tanks provide a reliable solution in enhancing access to water in areas facing water infrastructure challenges. The donation reflects Vodacom’s purpose in using our capabilities to make a positive difference in people’s everyday lives,” says Oyisa Besman, Managing Executive of Vodacom Northern Gauteng Region.
The 20 250-litre water tanks are being installed at strategic points in the City of Tshwane, including Boschkop, Modderfontein, Lobchara, Forfar, Gelber, Zithobeni Heights, Rethabiseng, Ekangala and Rooipoort.
The tanks are able to accumulate rainwater for non-potable use, such as irrigation for food gardens and washing. This can assist in providing a cost-effective, independent supply of water in an event of a water cut, as well as saving on municipal water usage, which has added benefits for the environment in conserving the precious resource.
“Our partnership with the City of Tshwane in the installation of these water tanks puts into focus the importance of public and private sector collaboration. If we are to create a better future for all South Africans, we need to go further together,” concludes Besman.