Food producer Premier Foods has upped the ante by pledging R 1.5 million towards the Smart Water Meter Challenge.
The collaborative Western Cape initiative is led by Shoprite Group, in partnership with CapeTalk and other organisations.
Shoprite has committed to installing water-monitoring devices at Cape Town’s top 100 high-volume water-using schools.
R 30 000 per school is required for the project. This includes the smart water meter installation, plumbing interventions, and maintenance for one year.
The donation by Premier Foods will ensure that an additional 50 Cape schools are added to the list.
Tjaart Kruger, CEO of Premier Foods, says the company is committed to supporting water saving efforts in the province.
We've got big business in the Western Cape. The water situation is terrible.— Tjaart Kruger, CEO of Premier Foods,
I thinks it's appropriate that businesses-people and individuals support a cause like this.— Tjaart Kruger, CEO of Premier Foods,
Listen to hear more about the initiative and how Premier Foods is helping save water: