The commission made the comments as the country wrapped up Water Week.
The commission’s Dr Shafick Adams says 13% of South Africa’s current water supply comes from groundwater.
“Of the hundred and so municipalities that rely predominantly on groundwater, I can’t even count on one of my hands how many of them employ skilled personnel to manage those systems. So, it’s a good indication of where some of our issues are.”
South Africa observes national Water Week, with the focus being on groundwater sources. Over a hundred thousand households in Limpopo have drilled boreholes.