#WaterCrisis UPDATE: Mindful tourism, Only 10 springs tested safe for drinking, God is angry with Cape Town

2018-02-07 06:30
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Cape Town - As Capetonians increase their efforts to save more water, we find out that only 10 out of 80 springs across the city have been tested as safe for drinking.

These are some of the latest water crisis stories you may have missed and need to know about - be sure to stay informed and save water.

Follow News24's special report on the water crisis here.

1. Mindful Tourism: Water scarcity and hospitality 

As a province that thrives on tourism, the Cape offers an extensive hospitality industry – one that must play its part in mindful tourism, or risk contributing to the current water crisis.                                                       

This doesn’t mean you should stop travelling. It simply requires a shift in mentality, and a focus on bringing sustainable practices with you on holiday.

2. #CapeWaterCrisis: Five things you need to know about spring water collection

The City of Cape Town has announced that only 10 out of 80 springs across the city have been tested as safe for drinking. Click here for five things you need to know about spring water collection.

Click here for tips on the easiest ways to make groundwater safe to drink, keeping in mind the biggest threat is the various invisible microbes such as bacteria, viruses and protozoans that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting.

NB: Submit your #WaterCrisis ideas, handy hints and tip-offs here

3. God is angry with Cape Town - Angus Buchan

Farmer and evangelist Angus Buchan has called on South Africans to gather to pray for rain in the Western Cape.

4. Fruit farmers opening sluices for Cape Town

The fruit growers of the Groenland Water Users Association (GWUA) in the Western Cape will begin the release of between seven to 10 million cubic metres of water to help Cape Town avoid Day Zero.

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