The practice of managed aquifer recharge, or water banking, by the City of Windhoek has ensured that the supply of potable water to Windhoek residents remained uninterrupted for the past five years. City Councillor Austin Kwenani said the city currently has seven established recharge stations where water can be injected into the underground aquifer to enhance the groundwater replenishment process which is otherwise slow under Namibia’s arid conditions. He said that the previous drought period leading up to 2020 showcased the effectiveness of the management of Windhoek’s aquifer and other surrounding aquifers, explaining that the concept of artificially recharging the aquifer actually dates all the way back to 1990.