Water Harvesting – Our contribution towards saving water
South Africa is a water stressed country, and the water resources are under tremendous pressure.
Demand far outweighs supply. Against a global rainfall average of 870mm per year, South Africa receives a pitiful 450mm, making it the world’s 30th driest country. In times of drought, this is exacerbated and, occasionally, leads to crises as is the current case in the Western Cape.
Studies have shown that our country runs the risk of facing critical shortages by 2020.
This means that saving the municipal water supply is everyone’s responsibility, which could have the potential to avert – or certainly minimise – water shortage crises.
Our first step was to look at rainwater harvesting. We then decided to install a 5,000L rainwater storage tank and use it to water the garden and top up the pool. The wise and commendable practise of rainwater harvesting has become a “moral imperative”, thereby helping the country sustain the declining resource.
We are proud to be part of the solution and not the problem, in saying this, we would like to encourage all our guests to be as water conscious as possible while being on holiday.