Water case study meeting in Aberdeen
ABERDEEN - "Water remains a precious and scarce resource in our area." These were the words of local councillor Nathan Jacobs who opened a community meeting on Wednesday 7 September in the Thembalesizwe Community
Hall in Aberdeen. The meeting was an information session about a case study on saving water in a household.
Jacobs explained that 500 households in Thembalesizwe were identified for the case study. The case study will focus on circumventing water loss with possible leaking flush toilets. Instead of the conventional cisterns in which water is held until being flushed, the new cisterns to be installed will remain empty until triggered to flush a toilet.
The case study will be conducted by a private company, MJM Consulting Engineers, with the approval of the Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality. Jacobs explained that the company identified and motivated the specific households in Thembalesizwe out of the whole DBNLM as best suited for the study. If the case study proves significant water saving, installation of such cisterns might be considered by DBNLM, but at present, it remains a case study.