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JOHANNESBURG - The Ncora Bulk Water Project was officially opened by President Jacob Zuma on Friday.
It provides communities in the Chris Hani District Municipality in the Eastern Cape with running water.
Five megalitres of water a day will be supplied to over 13,000 households and 29 villages in the area have been helped so far.
With ongoing drought in many parts of the country, Zuma encouraged locals to use water sparingly.
"I urge the people of this district to protect the water infrastructure that we are launching today and all public amenities,” he said.
“They are built to make your lives better. Government does not have an endless supply of funds. We cannot keep moving back to re-build what has been destroyed deliberately."
President Jacob Zuma officlally launches the Ncora Water Treatment Water Works in Cofimvaba, Eastern Cape. pic.twitter.com/o0m8kwczY3— PresidencyZA (@PresidencyZA) June 24, 2016