Borehole water wasted
MOST people in the Western Cape and especially Cape Town are well aware of the water crisis that we are facing.
The likelihood of any meaningful rainfall before the onset of the summer is remote to say the least.
This means that we will almost certainly run out of water from the original storage sources fairly early in the new year.
What really is concerning is the current use and waste of borehole water in gardens. This is especially evident in the southern suburbs.
Landowners need to appreciate that this underground water is finite. The water “wasted” watering gardens and especially pavements, most of which ends up on the road any way, is not acceptable. We could well find that this water may be the only water available if we do run out and to use it on a garden purely for aesthetic reasons is very short-sighted if not selfish. Concerned citizen