"The Provincial Disaster Management Centre was activated and continues to monitor the situation across the province," explained Styan in a previous interview.
"We are monitoring the boreholes each and every day. Our biggest challenge is that we need more funding to get more boreholes on line. We have two options in Beaufort West which is to impose stricter water restrictions and drill more boreholes," explained van der Linde.In order for Beaufort West to get their water crisis under control, they require funding. An order has been placed for 40 water tankers. Van der Linde expressed that they might have a private donation of R4.5 million, however that won't be enough to build more water infrastructure.
"The town needs about R23 million to build more water infrastructure and we simply don’t have that money," adds van der Linde.The town aims to implement stricter restrictions and as well as drill for more boreholes. Officials have said however, that this could cost R45 million.