Lesotho Highland Water Project
UPDATE ON THE LESOTHO HIGHLANDS WATER PROJECT PHASE II
GOOD PROGRESS BUT WE URGENTLY NEED TO SECURE GAUTENG'S FUTURE WATER SUPPLY
The second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project should have been delivering water to Gauteng in 2019 but it’s about eight years behind schedule.
We have found that the agreement also ties South Africa and Lesotho into an arrangement that encourages substantial waste of water, even in times of drought.
Our updated report on the progress of the Lesotho Highland Water Project Phase II (LHWP II) follows a number of actions by OUTA since 2017 to apply pressure on authorities over the delays of this critical project which is responsible for Gauteng’s water security.