Evergreen Retirement Villages to provide residents with water come Day Zero
As Cape Town heads towards a possible Day Zero when the taps will be turned off, amid a severe drought, plans are afoot at Evergreen Lifestyle Retirement Villages to ensure that residents have sufficient water to go about their daily lives.
The company's development director Cobus Bedeker says there is 0% chance that any of their residents will have to queue at the city's water collection points when Day Zero arrives.
He says they will make sure that every citizen at their facility receives sufficient water for drinking purposes.
The City of Cape Town has made available bulk water supply to retirement villages to be delivered.Cobus Bedeker, Development director at Evergreen Lifestyle Retirement Villages
We have also secured bulk water supply from across the city.Cobus Bedeker, Development director at Evergreen Lifestyle Retirement Villages
They intend constructing treating facilities to treat borehole water for drinking water.
Come Day Zero when the City cuts off water, we will feed back to our main and all our residents will have uninterrupted water supply to their homes and apartments.Cobus Bedeker, Development director at Evergreen Lifestyle Retirement Villages
Water consumption is already managed on the properties, with a focus on rain and grey water harvesting and water-wise gardens.
Bedeker outlined a comprehensive plan for current and future plans, for example, all new homes are being fitted with plumbing for greywater systems, along with general water-saving measures across the estate.
We have to adapt and become smarter in the way we use water.Cobus Bedeker, Development director at Evergreen Lifestyle Retirement Villages
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