According to the National Council Standing Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources about 80 per cent of the Ohangwena Region’s inhabitants have access to clean drinking water. The region, which with 245 446 people is the second highest populated in Namibia, has about 1 086 water points of which 288 are boreholes, 828 points on pipeline, 8 073 private off-takes for individual households, and 11 earth dams. Ageing water infrastructure and an ageing fleet remain a cause for concern though, as the last time the ministry acquired new vehicles was in 2013.