CoW's water saving resolutions for the New Year

January 13, 2016, 3:52pm

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Following a 20% drop in water consumption during the month of December, the City of Windhoek encourages residents to continue focusing on water conservation as the country still faces an incessant drought. 

As part of the CoW Drought Management Plan, CoW explained in a statement that, “households should aim to conserve 50% on their historic (normal) consumption with an overall drop in demand of 30%."

“We are proud to confirm that the 30% overall demand reduction target has already been accomplished for short periods since the announcement of the Water Crisis so we know that residents can achieve this provided we all work together,” the statement noted.

CoW has offered a few tips on how residents can continue to save water so that water conservation can become part of Windhoek’s ‘New Year Resolutions’.

Here are CoW’s tips:

-Keep a constant focus on water saving in your immediate surroundings and remember those small ideas add up to massive savings

-Undertake to invest in the future of our great city in the coming year. Teaching children about the value of water, our most precious natural resource, will not only save water now, but carry well into the future

-Whether you are planning to renovate or simply change your garden in the coming year – GO NATIVE. Regardless of whether you are planting new vegetation at home, school or the office, select native plants because they tend to require a lot less water

-Undertake to regularly check your water meter or at least your monthly bill in 2016. Undetected and/or invisible leaks amounts to huge water losses that you may be paying dearly for and are costly to all residents in the bigger scheme