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"Restaurants are obligated to provide you with tap water" - Fedhasa

26 February 2018 5:09 PM
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Jeff Rosenberg, Fedhasa Cape chairperson talks about CT restaurants refusing patrons free tap water.

Due to the drought, many restaurants in Cape Town are insisting patrons pay for still or sparking water rather than providing them with free tap water.

According to Section 4.7 of the Liquor Act, this is illegal, as restaurants who have liquor licences must provide free drinking water.

Jeff Rosenberg, Fedhasa Cape Chairperson says this law is still in effect, even with the water crisis.

Nothing has changed really and I think that there is a lot that needs to be done to save water in the current situation - but this is not one of them.

Jeff Rosenberg, Fedhasa Cape Chairperson

READ: Capetonians can ditch queues and get water delivered straight to their doorstep

Rosenberg says there are many other ways restaurants can save water, including removing linen table cloths and napkins that require washing or filling ice buckets to the brim.

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : "Restaurants are obligated to provide you with tap water" - Fedhasa


26 February 2018 5:09 PM
Tags:
Water
Fedhasa
CT water crisis
water saving
#watercrisis
western cape water criss
free tap water at restaurants

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