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Get ready to change your habits to save water

General 1 year ago

While all of us will have to review our water use, ‘vulnerable individuals and communities should get priority in water infrastructure investments and policies’.


05 Dec 2019
PREMIUM!
Get ready to change your habits to save water

Dry tap. Picture: AFP / File / Peter PARKS

The use of treated effluent in households may become more common in South Africa as water resources grow ever leaner. Already in use in Cape Town for businesses and industry, sports fields, golf courses, large new developments, schools and construction sites, albeit not for consumption, for the urban South African outside of Cape Town, the reality of drought is far removed from everyday life. Open a tap, water comes out, when it doesn’t, climb on social media and scream until a water tanker is delivered to a nearby corner, and shower at your local gym. However, the water has to...

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