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University provides for water shortage
2015-07-20

Amidst impending water restrictions and potential disruptions in municipal water supply, the University of the Free State (UFS) has been busy since May 2015, introducing reservoirs to provide the Bloemfontein Campus with water in times of water shortage.

These reservoirs will provide water only for day-to-day human consumption, and not for irrigation.

The reservoirs will store a minimum of 24 hours’ water supply. This amounts to two 1,045-kl tanks.

The two reservoirs, worth R4 million, are located on the western part of the Bloemfontein Campus, adjacent to the Animal Research Unit. They will be used together with the current 250 mm-diameter pipe providing water to the Bloemfontein Campus. The reservoirs will supply the pipe with water, as and when required during times of municipal service disruption.

It is estimated that the project will be completed by the end of July 2015.

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