The project is projected to help over fifty early-childhood development centers, around seventy-nine schools in Uitenhage and KwaNobuhle, four health clinics and around 3,400 individual households.
The Jewish National Fund continues to lead the way.
The first rain of the season usually begins in October.
The row underscores the growing strategic importance of water across the world. Water disputes have become common in South and Central Asia and elsewhere.
The emergency plans are meant to address the growing water shortage that threatens to put the brakes on a booming economy.