Breaking News


S. Africa’s Aging Water Infrastructure Boosts Leakage, Star Says

Aging water infrastructure in South Africa’s Gauteng province is leading to increased losses from leakage, the Johannesburg-based Star newspaper reported.

Provincial municipalities lost about 481 million kiloliters (106 trillion gallons) of water in fiscal 2011-12, said Fred Nel, a Democratic Alliance party spokesman, citing figures from the provincial ministry, according to the Star. Nel said losses rose 36 percent from a year before, the newspaper reported.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tshepiso Mokhema in Johannesburg at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.