South Sudan

Ban imposed on water tankers lifted

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The Deputy Mayor of Juba Town ,David Lokonga says his office has lifted the ban on water tankers supplying water to residents in Juba.

Lokonga told Radio Miraya on Friday that the order was issued after the Mayor's office discovered that most of the water tankers were collecting water from contaminated water points. He added the order issued was meant to make the water tankers supply clean water to all the residents at an affordable price.

For several days Juba residents suffered from a water shortage, water suppliers were asked to lower the cost of water deliveries and supply the population only with treated water.

The authorities banned water tankers to fill directly from the river and sell treated water instead at a cheaper price. The cost of a water drum varies from one area to the other in areas like Gurei, a drum of water is sold at 20 SSP whilst in Tombe the same drum cost 6 SSP.