Windhoek Misses Water Targets

Windhoek is falling far short of the water saving target of 25% set by the City Council two months ago. By this time the City was expecting a reduction of one quarter on normal consumption, instead the target has been overshot by 12.5%.

On Thursday, visibly unsettled city officials told a press conference that residents are not heeding the urgent call to conserve water. "During October the target of saving 25% on water consumption has not been reached, but rather the city was 12.5% over the target" said City spokesperson, Joshua Amukugo.

He was however mindful that some saving has been achieved saying the public understands the critical water scarcity but pointed out that water consumption in October was higher than in September.