#WaterWatch

Find out what the city-approved borehole sign looks like

Cape Town residents are concerned that some people might be lying about having boreholes and grey water systems by using fake signs.

They say some some signs look like they were just designed at a printing shop and demand to know what the city's official signs look like.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to Barry Wood, Manager: Bulk Water, Water and Sanitation for the City of Cape Town’s Utility Services Directorate.

Wood says for residents to have the city's official sign, they need to be registered.

The registration process is very simple he says. You go to the city's website, provide your name, address and the city of Cape Town account number. You will need to specify whether you have a borehole or wellpoint.

Before you receive the official sign you will be notified two weeks after registration acknowledging your application. Thereafter the city official will drop off your sign and may ask to see the borehole, wellpoint or your grey water system.

Wood says only the city is authorised to print the signs and each has a special registration number on them.

The official city sign is white, has red writing on it and the registration number is black

Barry Wood, Manager: Bulk Water, Water and Sanitation for the City of Cape Town

According to Wood, the city is considering intensifying water restrictions due to critically low dam levels. He says while they won't increase to level 4 status as yet, but they will ban several things including the use of buckets to water gardens.

To hear more on this discussion, listen below:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM
Read More
Residents urged to reduce water usage as City could intensify restrictions

Residents urged to reduce water usage as City could intensify restrictions

Cape Town officials have called on residents to continue saving water, amid dwindling dam levels.

Households should be restricted to 5 kilolitres water usage a month - ecologist

Households should be restricted to 5 kilolitres water usage a month - ecologist

Ecologist, Professor Eugene Moll, says City of Cape Town needs to implement serious water restrictions to avoid wasting water.

Bore holes to help alleviate water scarcity

Bore holes to help alleviate water scarcity

Operation Hydrate is attempting to supply needy communities with water.

Cape Town Level 3 water restrictions in full force

Cape Town Level 3 water restrictions in full force

Here are full details of City of Cape Town's Level 3 water restrictions.

PlayPump provides clean drinking water in impoverished rural communities of SA

PlayPump provides clean drinking water in impoverished rural communities of SA

PlayPump, a designed roundabout that drives a conventional borehole pump. It provides clean drinking water to SA's communities.

Popular articles
[LISTEN] Biomimicry could be the answer to Cape Town’s water crises

[LISTEN] Biomimicry could be the answer to Cape Town’s water crises

Certified biomimicry professional & founder of Biomimicry SA Claire Janisch chats about how biomimicry can help humans adapt.

Hawks video shows fugitive Ajay Gupta leaving SA

Hawks video shows fugitive Ajay Gupta leaving SA

The Hawks are in possession of video footage showing Gupta, wanted in connection with Vrede dairy farm scandal, leaving SA.

JoJo - struggling to keep up with demand - now has a turnover of R600 million

JoJo - struggling to keep up with demand - now has a turnover of R600 million

The JoJo brand has entrenched itself in the psyche of South Africans. Bruce Whitfield interviews its MD, Grant Neser.

'Today, Zuma declared war on the ANC'

'Today, Zuma declared war on the ANC'

Political analyst Richard Calland says there was a sinister and threatening tone to President Zuma's interview with the SABC.

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Hope Ramaphosa: Cyril never lifted a finger to me, he wouldn't beat a woman

Cyril Ramaphosa's ex-wife says abuse allegations spread by EFF leader Julius Malema are an attempt to tarnish his reputation.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.

Clifton in Cape Town is the 2nd best beach in the world – National Geographic

Clifton in Cape Town is the 2nd best beach in the world – National Geographic

The magazine describes Cape Town as a city flanked by stunning beaches and calls it “The African Capital of Cool”.