We have recently been informed by the City of Cape Town that level 3 water restrictions are about to be put in place. One of the reason given is “Cape Town residents as a whole did not achieve the consistent 10% reduction in water use that was mandated from 1 January 2016”
Our question is, City of Cape Town, IS YOUR OWN HOUSE IN ORDER?
One example is a letter sent to the city by a Constantia resident, it details
“Dear Madam Mayor,
In desperation I have taken to reporting this matter to the press because : YOUR REFERENCE SYSTEM DOES NOT WORK…. alternatively:
a) you have a severe staff motivation problem or
b) No one in the employ of the city gives a damn….
c) the complete lack of supervision is evidenced by a) above resulting in a compounded situation below
in short, the reference number trail below refers to nos 001011587915 and subsequently no 1011603714.
After taking 6 days to attend to a burst pipe the 5 man crew arrived. In closing off the street control valve as in the picture below they damaged the valve or pipe connections, water gushes now for 7 days.. it was observed by the staff (hence a) b) and c) above) who drove off. I immediately reported it under ref 1011603714.. i have called the 0860 number to query the slow/non response. they say it has been escalated… 7 days have passed madam Mayor….. 7 days
I would like to have a cup of tea with you to discuss improvements to how the system is operated…. it , the system is the problem, or a) b) and or c) above apply”
The CRRA asks?
If we are being “punished” for our water use, what is the city doing to keep its house in order. Constantia residents contributes millions to Cities coffers annualy, what are they doing with our money?
This water wasting is off course not unique to Constantia, spend a little time reading newspapers and looking on the internet and you will find plenty of examples such as the above quoted case.
We need to ask ourselves what we are doing to save water but more importantly, how can we hold the City accountable for their wastage of OUR resources. What do you think?
THE FUTURE OF CONSTANTIA IS IN YOUR HANDS