Wise up to water savings

2017-09-26 06:00
Getting water wise: Workshop attendees were educated around the importance of saving water.

Getting water wise: Workshop attendees were educated around the importance of saving water.

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A programme to educate Masiphumelele residents on water and sanitation issues was held on Friday 15 September.

Workshop attendees were educated around the importance of saving water and were asked to engage with their neighbours and share stories that will help their neighbours see “the bigger picture in terms of saving water”, explains subcouncil chairperson, Felicity Purchase. “There is a dire need for these workshops as there are many people who still leave taps running, although lots of people do comply and they do take this matter seriously,” she says. “The purpose of our educational workshops is to enlighten community members about the crucial issues that are occurring in our everyday lives, such as water restrictions.”

The community members who attended the programme were approached via the subcouncil and Purchase hopes the programmes will be ongoing. “We are hoping to reach every person with this type of education to help make living conditions better for all. At the workshop we realised that the information by Patrick Mhlebi of the Water and Sanitation Department was received very well. Attendees interacted well and they seemed to be very interested and eager to learn more. This was a very positive sign for us and we are now sure that if we can reach all residents we will be successful in our fight to save water.”

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