Capetalk is part of a very special campaign to save water at schools, in partnership with Shoprite Checkers, Pragma, Bridgiot and Stellenbosch University.
The aim of the initiative is to install special water monitoring devices called the Dropula, at schools. This device is designed by Prof Thinus Booysen, a lecturer at Stellenbosch University.
The Dropula monitors water usage and flow. It is a smart meter that attaches to the municipal meters that supply the school. The information is disseminated and sent to the teachers, principals and the children for them to see their consumption level.
Africa Melane talks to Adriaan Scheeres Group CEO of Pragma about the #WaterMeterSavingChallenge.
Scheeres says the money saved can now be spent on things the schools need such as computers and salaries for extra teaching staff.
Where schools like Hector Peterson Secondary was consuming 37 kilolitres per day on weekends
Today they don't consume a single kilolitre over the weekend.— Adriaan Scheeres Group CEO of Pragma
he says the school children are also learning better water usage habits.
Take a listen to how this device has changed water consumption at schools: