Throwing water down the drain

2017-12-05 06:00

Recently, a colleague and I went for dinner in Muizenberg.

We each ordered a Long Island iced tea and specifically asked for no ice. When each drink arrived, it was served in a glass measuring around 500ml. It was loaded with ice to the point we could not even taste the drink itself.

Once we took out the ice, we were left with some of the ice that had already melted and about a tenth of the contents. The ice we took out between us melted to over 500ml of water.

Not only is the restaurant charging almost R60 for a drink that has a few sewing thimbles of alcohol in it for the price, but they are blatantly watering down drinks with ice – which is from our valuable water reserve and which gets thrown to waste by those who do not want the ice cubes.

This is happening in restaurants all the time, throughout Cape Town. Think of the thousands of litres of water that are being thrown away from melted down drinks and ice buckets.

Capetonians, wake up and do something about this.

Concerned citizen Cape Town

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