It is raining in Cape Town 01 August 2017
Just what we need, it is raining in Cape Town. Thank the heavens for the rain as we are still experiencing stringent water restrictions here in our beloved City of Cape Town.
This rain will go a ways to alleviate our plight, but unfortunately it will not be enough, so here is hoping for more rain as Summer approaches, 2018 is around the corner, and our major Dams are a long way from being at an acceptable level for this time of the year.
It could spell Catastrophe as Cape Town is also a major tourist destination, our city’s economy is at risk too.
More Prayers and Rain needed
So I am praying for more days like today until our Dams reach an acceptable level to enable the powers that be, to lift or reduce our levels of water restrictions.
Keep Saving Water
- Only flush the toilet when necessary, wherever you are;
- Take a shower that is shorter than two minutes. Switch to an efficient shower head. Only do a “wipe down” on alternative days to conserve water;
- Collect your shower, bath and basin water and reuse it to flush your toilet, and for the garden and cleaning (bear in mind that greywater use has some health and hygiene risks you must avoid; keep hands and surface areas sanitised or disinfected);
- Defrost food in the fridge or naturally, rather than placing it under running water;
- Use a cup instead of running taps in the bathroom or kitchen for brushing teeth, shaving or drinking;
- Wait for a full load before running washing machines and dishwashers. The rinse water from some washing machines can be reused for the next wash cycle;
- Upgrade to a multi-flush toilet and/or put a water displacement item in the cistern which can halve your water use per flush;
- Fit taps with aerators or restrictors to reduce flow to no more than 6l per minute, as per the city’s by-laws;
- Check for leaks on your property and fix them immediately.
Until next Time, Stay Warm and Dry