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University of South Africa (2020)

A comparative evaluation of water supply perceptions and overall stewardship in Hammaskraal amd Attridgeville

Mthimunye, Keitumetse

Titre : A comparative evaluation of water supply perceptions and overall stewardship in Hammaskraal amd Attridgeville

Auteur : Mthimunye, Keitumetse

Université de soutenance : University of South Africa

Grade : Master of Science in Geography 2020

Résumé
This research focused on evaluating and comparing the perceptions, water-use behaviour, water conservation awareness and overall water stewardship of participants residing in Hammanskraal and Atteridgeville who have experienced intermittent water supply in their domestic households – due to either water contamination incidents caused by dilapidated infrastructure or water restrictions implemented by the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality during the 2016–2017 drought in the Gauteng Province. The research concluded that the municipality needs to implement proactive water conservation awareness initiatives on an ongoing basis to reduce high water demands and to create a culture of water stewardship, especially in Atteridgeville. Transparent communication is also required from the municipality to instil the necessary trust among the public. It is recommended that the municipality attends to water leaks and ongoing complaints from the public timeously to reduce the current apathy from the public against reporting water-related issues and to ultimately ensure compliance to water restrictions.

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