Ready a Royal Flush

Cape Times - - OPINION -

A GREAT deal of at­ten­tion is given to the pos­si­bil­ity of taps run­ning dry some­time early next year.

How­ever, we are given very lit­tle in­for­ma­tion about the sew­er­age sys­tem. Is there suf­fi­cient wa­ter go­ing through the pipes to keep them clear and will this still be the case if we have to fur­ther re­duce wa­ter con­sump­tion?

Is there a plan to cope with sewage if there is no wa­ter?

In the 1980s Dur­ban had a se­vere wa­ter short­age and they had the “Royal Flush” at 6pm ev­ery day when every­one flushed their toi­lets to get suf­fi­cient wa­ter through the sys­tem to clear the pipes.

Per­haps we should start do­ing this now to be sure the pipes re­main clear for as long as pos­si­ble. Mar­garet Sunter Som­er­set West

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