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WWF Water File: Off-main water resources - what are they and how to use them

As Day Zero approaches, discussions about water saving options continues among Capetonians and those affected by drought.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) South Africa is publishing weekly water Files to help residents prepare for life beyond Day Zero.

Senior Manager Freshwater Progamme for WWF, Christine Colvin speaks to CapeTalk/702's Eusebius Mckaiser about this week's water files which focuses on off-main sources of water.

Those are alternative sources of water that don't come from your taps. Off-main sources would be rain water that you have harvested yourself or groundwater.

Christine Colvin, Senior Manager Freshwater Programme at WWF SA

These are going to be increasingly important as we try and stave off Day Zero but once Day Zero comes, those are going to be important sources to rely on.

Christine Colvin, Senior Manager Freshwater Programme at WWF SA

To hear more of this discussions and how to access ground water, listen below:


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