PRETORIA, The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on all South Africans and visitors in the country to join in the Clear Rivers Campaign during the Month of July which is aimed at fostering communities who are actively involved and engaged in the management of water resources in the country, as well as helping communities become water savvy and environmentally conscious.
The campaign is particularly important given that some parts of the country are recovering from the worst drought in decades with Western Cape province still in the clutches of the drought and dam levels showing slight increases due to low rainfall, the department said Tuesday.
Since the campaign runs in July, it will be closely associated with volunteerism which is promoted in the month as part of the Mandela Month activities.
Through a collaborative effort, communities, regional and national departmental officials, the private sector and other sectors of society are invited to join in and make a difference in the upkeep of the environment by dedicating their time to cleaning rivers, and by acknowledging the need to protect and efficiently use water resources.
Last year, the department, together with its partners and South Africans cleaned more than 50 rivers and hopes to clean more this year.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK