Community to share in water tapping

2017-12-19 06:00

The Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society will be making spring water at Rhodes Cottage available to the ­community.

A stream runs through Rhodes Cottage site, which is one of the reasons Cecil John Rhodes chose the spot for his cottage by the sea, explains the society’s chairperson, Glenn Babb.

“The Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society has installed the infrastructure for this water from the stream to be sensibly used during the drought. The water will be used for the watering of the cottage garden, which we hope to bring up to picnic-use standard,” he says.

“There is a surplus that is pumped by our new pump into a tank we acquired and we are leading the water by gravity feed from the tank to the front gate. We shall be dispensing the water to those bringing their own containers when there is a curator on duty.”

Curators are on duty daily between 10:00 and 15:00, Babb adds.

“This water is non-potable, has not been tested and should not be used for consumption, but only for purposes other than ­drinking.”

The society will not be selling the water, but a donation to the society will be ­welcomed.

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