Franschhoek urged to cut water consumption by half

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 09 January 2011

The Stellenbosch Municipality on Saturday urged Franschhoek residents to slash their water consumption by half.

Using a watering can in the garden can conserve water. Photo by Christopher Craig

Reservoirs in Boland and Peninsula were running on empty following heat wave conditions this week. Franschhoek peaked at 42 degrees Celsius on Wednesday afternoon.

The Stellenbosch Munincipality’s Brett Kayser said restrictions would be placed on water consumption.

“We urge residents to…immediately stop with irrigating of gardens and also to try and save water and be conservative with water,” he said. “We are going to have pamphlets delivered to homes on Monday.”

By: Graeme Raubenheimer
Source: Eyewitness News

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