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Thread: New water restriction tariffs hit Cape Town: what you need to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveza View Post
    Occupational Health and Safety Act:
    Is that for a particular sector?

    Because I've only had showers are a job twice and hot water at the same jobs.

    Otherwise it's no showers and cold taps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_the_Brit View Post
    So we have about 20% of usable water left. If we go down let's say 1.1% a week, we have about 18 weeks or 4.5 months left (end of May)....as the Show Me report indicated. This is of course assuming no significant amount of rain in the intervening period, which seems a silly assumption to make...so we could possibly even extend to mid June or even late June. Also, the city could further increase saving through installed even more water use meters.
    add some augmentation initiatives and yes, we may dodge this bullet ala Matrix like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoNZA View Post
    Is that for a particular sector?

    Because I've only had showers are a job twice and hot water at the same jobs.

    Otherwise it's no showers and cold taps.
    For all sectors as far as I know.
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    they (criminals ) are just trying to make a living .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archer View Post
    Think you'll get most of the answers in this article. Sounds like (skimming the article) they survived by cutting domestic use by 25%, farmers not planting in large areas, and by using lots (probably too much) water out their aquafer. And then of course near record rains to end it

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...407-story.html
    Big difference I noted - instead of charging users an extra tax/levy they offered rebates for those using water-saving devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xrapidx View Post
    At the moment, they require you to register either.

    Interestingly - I see you also have to apply for permission to sink one now.

    I'd also love to know the definition of a wellpoint.
    Wellpoints have the pump above ground sucking water up. They are not very deep. Once you start hitting the limits of physics in that you cannot pump water up higher than ~10m then you need to put the pump underground and pump the water upwards, you then get a borehole

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveza View Post
    The City should have gathered the best water management experts from around the world - all we have are politicians to get us out of this mess.
    You say the darndest things sometimes
    Abandon the search for Truth; settle for a good fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanfeishen View Post
    You say the darndest things sometimes
    Don't you know? We can just sommer gather people we want, from around the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tander View Post
    Don't you know? We can just sommer gather people we want, from around the world.
    Money can buy pretty much anyone.
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    they (criminals ) are just trying to make a living .

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveza View Post
    Money can buy pretty much anyone.
    Good luck getting the COCT to part with their Randelas. They'd sooner hire someone to do a rain dance and perhaps slaughter a cow to please the rain gods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveza View Post
    For all sectors as far as I know.
    So a silly law nobody actually implements and therefore will mean nothing in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SauRoNZA View Post
    So a silly law nobody actually implements and therefore will mean nothing in this case.
    Oh there will be plenty of workers who suddenly discover it.
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    Ha ha, yeah that is true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_the_Brit View Post
    Would be far better to hear them putting pressure on national government to release funds...
    If they did that, they wouldn't have any one to blame.

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    It's unforgivable that S.A. farmers haven't switched to drip irrigation. It works in Israel and product is available locally.

    Evaporation is a huge issue.
    Last edited by maumau; 13-01-2018 at 07:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maumau View Post
    It's unforgivable that S.A. farmers haven't switched to drip irrigation. It works in Israel and product is available locally.

    Evaporation is a huge issue.
    My dad gives me grief everytime he visits me because I'm not using drip irrigation. (He used to be in farming, and now has a nursery for farmers)

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