WATER CRISIS LOOMING FOR SOUTH AFRICA - EVERYONE NEEDS TO PITCH IN
Cape Town received international coverage for all the wrong reasons last year, Day Zero was looming, and Cape Town looked set to be the first major city in the world to run out of water.
Recently the City of Johannesburg also announced water restrictions, with no end in sight. Signifying a frightening reality that the biggest city in Africa's infrastructure, very possibly will not be able to sustain the water needs of its population in the next 10 years.
The next question, of course, is, what can be done? The simple answer is, it is up to all corporate and private citizens alike to conserve and save water as much as possible. Our everyday actions will need to be modified, and awareness raised in order to push back D-Day for South Africa's looming water crisis.
Possible actions include:
- - Restricting wasteful water practices and taking steps to conserve water through smart irrigation technology, such as drip irrigation & water timers.
- - Stop all leaks in your homes and businesses.
- - Conserve water wherever possible with rainwater harvesting etc.
- - Actively promote products that save water
For more information on the water shortage, view these insightful sources:
NEWS 24 - A country-wide water shortage is looming, and the government is mum on wastewater audit
EWN - No date for when Gauteng water restrictions will end
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