Gushing Sewage: Save the Vaal!
To Edna Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs:
Water is one of the most precious resources we have in this country -- and it is already under severe pressure. As citizens of South Africa, we are alarmed by the construction of a pipeline that would pump raw sewage into the Vaal dam, a resource that supplies 12 million people with water every day. We call on you to save the Vaal by urgently reviewing the project and cancelling the pipeline for good.
The dam is a critical water resource for millions of people across the region and a last refuge for fish eagles and delicate aquatic life. But its future is on a knife’s edge: pollution is already a major problem and this pipeline could be the tipping point, causing a serious health hazard and poisoning the ecosystem.
We have just days before the pipeline reaches the water's edge. If we build a huge national petition we can amplify local opposition voices and give this monster project the negative publicity it deserves.
Let's push Environment Minister, Edna Molewa, to cancel the construction for good. In the face of a looming drought in the country, she won't want to be seen ignoring the crisis. Let’s drive her to action, sign now and share widely.
This campaign was originally started by Stephen Carroll on our community petition site