Water campaigns target youngest residents

2019-03-14 06:00
Mascot Splash has been championing the Kouga Municipality’s various water awareness campaigns.                Photo:SUPPLIED

Mascot Splash has been championing the Kouga Municipality’s various water awareness campaigns. Photo:SUPPLIED

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EDUCATION and awareness campaigns have been an important aspect of Kouga’s efforts to mitigate the impact of the ongoing drought.

“A door-to-door campaign was held in Hankey and Patensie last year,” Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks said in the State of the Municipality Address.

“A bottled water drive was also launched, specifically for these towns, and thousands of bottles of water were donated by individuals and organisations as far away as Cape Town and Johannesburg.”

He said other awareness campaigns, championed by the water mascot Splash, have largely been targeted at Kouga’s youngest residents.

“Some 22 schools were visited in October and November, to raise awareness among learners of the serious threat posed by the drought.

“The municipality’s ‘save water’ colouring stall has also become a regular attraction at festivals and events, including the hugely successful Opening of Season in December last year and the recent Humansdorp Plaasfees.


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