UCT's Future Water Institute Dr Kevin Winter says the proposed Cape Town water tariff for 2018/19 ignores stormwater as a water augmentation opportunity, even though it could be critical in bolstering the city’s scarce water supply and its resilience to climate change.
Stormwater harvesting seems an obvious opportunity for capturing water that is lost to the sea. It involves collecting, treating, storing and reusing water.
Winter says the article he wrote was to try and get people thinking about the opportunities of recharging our aquifer with our stormwater.
Listeners are very observant about the amount of water that comes through our water ways, our canels and goes out to sea and we all gasp in the loss of that water.— Dr Kevin Winter, UCT's Future Water Institute
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