Joburg loses R1bn of water every year

13 May 2015 - 02:30 By Olebogeng Molatlhwa and Shaun Smillie

Johannesburg is losing 229658 megalitres of water a year, enough to fill 91863 Olympic-size swimming pools due to illegal connections and leaks in the dilapidated infrastructure. Up to 40% of Johannesburg's water goes unaccounted for annually, costing the city R1.16-billion in the year ending June 30.

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