Water Week River Walk: The Friends of the Liesbeek invite you to join them on a walk and talk along the upper reaches of the Liesbeek. On Wednesday 19 March meet at 6.45pm in Winchester Rd below the Good Shepherd Church, Bishopscourt. Bring family and friends and some refreshments to enjoy afterwards. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jersey. Dogs on leads with poopscoops are welcome. No charge.
Queries to Liz or Dave on 021-671-4553.
National Water Week starts on Monday 17 March and ends on World Water Day on Saturday 22 March.
By 2025 South Africa will be classified as "subject to water scarcity" along with 14 other African countries. By then our population will have doubled and we will not have enough to supply all our needs.
Therefore we need to protect our rivers, wetlands and underground water. We need to prevent wastage and pollution.
Remember: Water is life. Take good care of it.
· Clean yards, patios, pavements and driveways with brooms and you'll save about 200 litres of water.
· 60% of water evaporates if you water your garden between 11am and 4pm
· Wash your car over grass and use a bucket and save about 300 litres.
· Only rain in the drain. No soapy water, litter or dog faeces etc
· A shower uses 10 litres per minute and a bath 200 litres.
· More than 26 litres is wasted per day by one leaking tap.
· Fit water saving devices to your home.
Visit the MTN Science Centre at Canal Walk for free demos on 20 & 21 March 2008