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Education ministry wants to expand water harvesting in schools

Published:Friday | September 4, 2015 | 3:44 PM

The Education Ministry is to look at expanding rainwater harvesting systems in schools.

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says the move would form parts of efforts to have more schools in a position to respond to drought conditions.

According to Thwaites, the ministry has to look at long-term solutions which may sustain themselves.


Education Minister Ronald Thwaites

The education minister was speaking yesterday at a back to school press conference.

He told journalists that the ministry is working to ensure that no school has to be closed because of the lack of water.

Thwaites also disclosed that water tanks are being provided to more than 200 schools which have been identified as being in need.

The education minister said the National Water Commission and the Water Ministry are collaborating with his ministry to ensure that schools have water.

He urged schools to practice water conservation.