Managing fresh water supply in Cape Town


Its no more half-full glasses for the pupils of two primary schools in the Western Cape.

Pupils will in future be able to fill their water bottles from large 5000 litre water tanks, despite strict water restrictions still looming over their heads due to the Cape Town water crisis.  Even though recent rains have brought reprieve and started filling dam levels, fresh water remains a scarce commodity in South Africa and needs to be managed on a pro-active level.

These tanks, which can hold 5000 litres of water each, were installed at the Parow Inclusive School in Glenlily in Cape Town as well as Irista Primary in Kuilsrivier.

The installation of these tanks was made possible by a partnership between Loving Thy Neighbour, Oasis Water, Sinvac Plastics and Radio Cape Pulpit.

“The tanks were installed at a time that Cape Town suffered from a sever water shortage,” explains Stian Veldman from Sinvac Plastics Development Trust. “Should these schools ever be in the same position, they will be well-prepared. Prevention is always better than cure.”

"Today was not only a milestone for our school but this project also brought hope in the community. Thank you to every role player that made this water tank possible." says Francois van Wyk, headmaster of Irista Primary School.

"Our focus is to bring solutions to our clients and because we have a kingdom mindset we want to make a difference in our community and that is why we took hands with Loving Thy Neighbour on this wonderful initiative." says Stian.

"This is what is made possible through our platform, not only to hold up the hands of our charity organisations in order for them to be able to do the work at hand, just like Aaron and Hur did for Moses, but also to be able to manage crisis projects, such as this one." says Dr Gustav Gous, Managing Member of Loving Thy Neighbour.

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