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Department of Water and Sanitation to announces plans of Lesotho Highlands water tunnel closure

# The Department of Water and Sanitation will today brief the media on the planned six-month closure of the Lesotho Highlands Water Tunnel. The closure, scheduled from October 2024 to March 2025, is part of a routine inspection and maintenance effort by the Lesotho Highlands Development Agency and Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority. The maintenance aims to ensure optimal water supply for Gauteng and surrounding areas. The department will outline plans to minimise the impact on domestic users, irrigators, and farming communities.