#SmartWaterMeterChallenge is 1 year old and saves 260 million litres of water
The #SmartWaterMeterChallenge is officially one year old and the group is celebrating the achievement that helped many Western Cape schools save water.
On 1 November, the campaign reached and exceeded a saving of R20 million - and 260 million litres of water.
This is a collaboration between Prof Thinus Booysen and Stellenbosch University, CapeTalk, Shoprite Group, Bridgiot and the Western Cape Education Department.
About 98 corporates also came on board and contributed in making this project a success.
Booysen says the Western Cape schools combined have already saved about 1 million litres of water daily.
To hear the rest of the conversations, listen below:
Mayco Member for Water and Waste Services at City Of Cape TownXanthea Limberg explains.Read More
Mayco member for water and waste, Xanthea Limberg talks to Kieno Kammies about Cape Town's latest dam levels.Read More
The City has further relaxed level 3 water restrictions allowing the use of a hosepipe fitted with a self-closing system.Read More
School Operations Manager at Bridgiot explains the need for schools using the smart water saving device to monitor usage..Read More
Piotr Wolski of the Climate Systems Analysis Group at UCT talks to Kieno Kammies about this year's winter rainfall pattern.Read More
Director at the Nature Conservancy South Africa Louise Stafford says the loss is equivalent to two months water supply.Read More
Cape Town is dropping water restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3 as of Saturday, 1 December. Here's how it'll affect residents.Read More
This means that Capetonians can use 105 litres a day, up from the previous 70 litres a day come 1 December.Read More
Three UCT Biological Sciences students have published their first paper explaining how water from the Cape Town river could help.Read More
Dr Peter Johnston says although we have received good rain this year, it is still not enough.Read More
Debbie Schafer, Western Cape MEC for Education, speaks about the public and private sector collaboration and the latest outcomes.Read More
Almost a year ago CapeTalk partnered with Stellenbosch University and Shoprite Group to install water saving devices at schools.Read More
Prof Thinus Booysen gives an update on the Smart Meter installation in WC schools and how much water has been saved.Read More
The smart water saving device has helped schools save up to 3 million litres of water and 2.17 million randRead More
So far the initiative has saved over 18 million litres of water and continued support from Capetonians has been remarkable.Read More
In the past school holidays were a time water leaks could spring up unnoticed, but the Dropula device will help prevent this.Read More
Engineering prof Thinus Booysen advises institutions closing for the holiday season to switch off the main water supply valves.Read More
Here's an easy to understand video showing how the smart water meter device works.Read More
South Africa's leading producers of pork products, Eskort is the latest company to pledge towards the Smart Water Meter Challenge.Read More
A week into the water challenge campaign, Prof Thinus Booysen calls for more pledges, with 42 schools to go to reach the target.Read More