Water less car wash making waves and developer denies flouting restrictions

CEO of Garden Cities, John Matthews, denied claims that the company has afforded residents an exemption to the City's water restrictions by allowing them to water their gardens once a week for an hour.

Matthews says Garden Cities is not allowed by law to give any exemptions.

Garden Cities has always been a responsible developer, always conformed and followed the letter of the law.

John Matthews, CEO of Garden Cities

There is no exemptions to anybody within any of our residents.

John Matthews, CEO of Garden Cities

Matthews added that Garden Cities has made it a standard procedure to have grey water systems installed on their properties.

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies also spoke to Zahier Davids who started a water less car wash to save water amidst the worst drought in history.

Davids is currently operating in Maitland, Kensington and Pinelands. He is looking at expanding his business to other areas in Cape Town.

He says his clients vehicles are washed in the comfort their own homes or workplace and makes use of biodegradable products that are locally manufactured.

To hear more of what Garden Cities is doing to save water and how the water less car wash works, listen below:

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