Every drop counts

2016-01-27 06:00
The ever running tap.

The ever running tap.

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THIS tap, on the soccer field in King Edward Park, must be the “most reported nothing ever happens” in Umvoti.

It is used by anyone in the park to fill up containers.

It is left running, as can be seen here and never stops because the tap cannot be turned off.

Is there any mathematical genius who would like to work out how many thousands of litres are being wasted through this one tap.

Despite the 145mms rain recorded in Greytown since the beginning of the year, and a lot more in the surrounds, Greytown is still in a water crisis and will be for months to come. Lake Merthley is barely 20% full - it has another 80% to go to reach overflow status. On Tuesday morning the level of Lake Merthely was 19.50 full!

In the meantime, keep up the good work in saving and recycling water.

Unfortunately, there are still individuals who believe the JoJo tanks are there for them to wash their vehicles -l ike the motorist on Monday morning who snuck in behind a York Street JoJo tank to give his vehicle a good wash.

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