Be vigilant with water
Many of us in South Africa are unaware of just how precious and important water is.
If we did and if we do, we would be much more vigilant about preserving and conserving it otherwise we would be made and forced to pay for it.
Let’s all take a serious look at the facts about water. Perhaps then we will realise its significance and change our attitudes to water and learn to give it the respect it deserves and not waste it.
South Africa is classified as a semiarid country, making us lucky because annually we receive about 492mm of rainfall, almost half of the world’s 985mm.
This is an uneven distribution of rainfall across the country. Our hot dry climate causes excessive evaporation and as our population increases, so will our water demands.
All this puts great pressure on our limited water resources. Instead of filling tub full, rather use a shower. As for the car washers, use a bucket rather than a hosepipe. Let’s respect water as it’s our life. From us human beings to animals and plants, we all need water for our survival. Water is precious – it’s our life. McDivett Khumbulani Tshehla