The City of Cape Town is putting corporate citizens and city residents under pressure to comply with Level 5 water restrictions announced recently. Industries across the board are severely affected by this requirement for reduced water usage, including the construction industry. This has prompted waterproofing and construction company, Indawo, to find creative solutions.
“We purchased water storage containers and now have the capacity to store more than 60,000 litres of water at our head office,” said managing director, Geoffrey Jäck. “This water is harvested rain water from the roofs of our buildings.”
Indawo uses customised trailers to transport 1,000 litres of water each day for use at sites across the city. The water is used for water jetting and cleaning purposes making a real difference to both the water restrictions placed on the company and its ability to maintain operations.
“The ultimate positive results of this initiative are far-reaching,” said Jäck. “Indawo can keep its workforce busy and building owners, bodies corporate and residential complexes can continue with projects despite the restrictions and without concerns of using water from their main water supply. Most importantly, Indawo can contribute to the saving of water while continuing operations and maintaining productivity.”
The challenge now is for all business to think creatively to save or harvest water.
Top photo: The customised trailors used by Indawo to transport water