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WaterWatch: Time has come to make far bolder plans

With an average dam level of 28% of usable water, Capetonians have less than 100 days of water left.

Using less water, saving water in rainwater tanks and fixing leaks, as well as alternative solutions, such as implementing grey water systems was the topic for discussion on CapeTalk's Breakfast Show with Kieno Kammies.

Joining the discussion was Rashied Khan, Western Cape Regional Director, National Department of Water Affairs and Councillor Xanthea Limberg, Mayco Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste.

How can we use drinking water quality for flushing loos? It's not how much you have, it's how you use it!

Rashied Khan, Western Cape Regional Director, National Department of Water Affairs

Even though the city is not subsidising rain water tanks at the moment, we are partly subsidising our water management devices, which allows households to manage their water usage more efficiently and also allows them to control their municipal bill at the end of the month.

Councillor Xanthea Limberg, Mayco Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste.

Take a listen to the discussion with Kieno, his guest and callers:


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