Water Conservation Education Continues
Moving the country’s lockdown to level 1, has made it possible for the City to re-introduce its water conservation education in communities.
Officials from the Water and Sanitation Department have since engaged with residents of Brakpan, Nigel and Benoni where they shared pertinent tips on how to use water wisely.
The rainy season is almost at hand and Gauteng is yet to receive its share of significant rain. They encourage customers to consider harvesting rainwater which can be used for all other household purposes, excluding cooking and drinking.
Detecting and fixing water leaks is always part of the education. Municipalities have a significant amount of unbilled water that goes through the cracks. Fixing water leaks equals saving water, money and the environment.
“Toilets are said to be one of the biggest water users. Placing a bottle filled with water in the toilet cistern will help reduce the amount of water used when flushing,” was the advice given by Member of Mayoral Committee for Water and Sanitation Cllr Tiisetso Nketle during one of the visits.