Take positive action

2018-03-13 06:00

I was very heartened to read the article by Nomazamo Yuku (“No one to go dry with local water warriors”) in People’s Post, Constantia and Wynberg on Tuesday 20 February.

There are so many complaints about the water situation and so many negative comments about those handling the issues, that I have taken to turning off my radio and avoiding reading newspaper and magazine letters and articles.

Plenty of errors have been made to be sure, but griping from the sidelines plays no part in solving or relieving the crisis.

The group mentioned in this article have taken positive action to respond, planning to help the vulnerable, engaging with business owners and others, coordinating community planning.

The simple assumption that the 45% who are still above target are struggling to save water, rather than berating them for their non-compliance is refreshing.

Thank you Tauriq Jenkins, the Observatory Civic Association and other bodies involved. Well done for taking action.

Linda Henderson Plumstead

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