Water wise ways
Reducing water loss and saving money
The “Water Wise Ways” project seeks to reduce preventable water losses and waste resulting from leaky taps in township households. It also raises awareness at household level about the connection between water stress and climate change. A strong partnership is in place between the GCBR, CapeNature and some municipalities. Local youth have been trained to conduct an audit of the water points and leaks. To date hundreds of leaky taps, toilets and broken pipes have been repaired. Water meters are read during visits to houses and a subsequent audit is done to ascertain whether water usage and water bills have decreased and the fixed leaks are still fixed. Workshops have taken place to raise awareness regarding the importance of water conservation.