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Conserve water as summer temperatures increase

It is reported that this year's summer is likely to be hotter than normal. Rashid Khan, regional head at the Department of Water and Sanitation says these predictions means we are going to have high levels of water evaporation.

He says people should start to manage their usage as we can't control rain fall.

We have enough dams where we can capture rain fall when it comes but we need to manage the demand.

Rashid Khan, regional head at Department of Water and Sanitation

It is not about how much do we have, but how we use it

Rashid Khan, Regional head at Department of Water and Sanitation

Khan said people need to reduce their water usage and change the culture and behaviour around saving water. He says he is concerned that high quality water is used to flush toilets instead of being given to people who don't have enough or access to clean drinking water.

He commended the City of Cape Town for initiating water restrictions to help save water but says people still need to review the way they are living with water because water is the most precious resource.

Listen to the full conversation below:


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