Carrot to save water
THIS letter is directed to the City of Cape Town that controls our residential water supply.
We read ad nauseam of the council trying, without much success, to force people to save water by threatening them and asking neighbours to spy on each other etc. I suggest the following ideas that could ease our water situation.
Encourage people to save water by giving them a financial gain.
In our case for the past four months we have used only 2k litres of water per month which totals 33 litres/person/ day. (We run a vegetable patch using grey water only). If all residential properties were enticed to save water by limiting themselves to say 5k litres a month and THEN being rewarded by having 15% taken off their property rates every month we would be winning the game. It is a win-win story. C A REINBOU (if you are lucky enough!) Edgemead