Elizabeth Galloway Becomes Water-Wise
There is a new feature at the Academy: we now are the proud owners of our first rain water storage tank!
We have been acutely aware of the water shortage affecting the Western Cape, and resolved to do our bit to make sure potable water is not wasted.
The tank holds 5000 litres, and is already full due to the welcome rains of the last couple of weeks. It has been connected to the bathroom taps in the main building, and is also used to flush the toilets. Safe-for-drinking treated municipal water still supplies the chill room and kitchen.
As budget allows, we intend to in future install additional tanks to service the annex as well. As responsible inhabitants of the planet, responding to climate change is not an option, it is our duty.