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Lesotho Highlands Water Tunnel shut-down necessary for future sufficiency of water [SOUND]

# The Department of Water and Sanitation says strategic measures are in place to ensure the planned closure of the Lesotho Highlands Water Tunnel does not affect communities. The department’s director-general, Sean Phillips, says this proactive measure aims to mitigate future water challenges for the next three decades. Scheduled from October 2024 to March 2025, he says the closure ensures optimal water supply for Gauteng and surrounding areas: