Is Cape Town & Cape Point Water Safe to Drink

' Is Cape Town and Cape Point Drinking Water Safe?' - The  Cape Town city authorities keep telling us it is, however it has been hard to miss recently that the water quality seems less than desirable on the Cape Point Peninsula. There have been several times in the last few months that the water from the taps has had a distinctive ‘earthy’ smell to it. It is so strong a smel...
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Massive Water Waste at Zandvlei Caravan Park

Cape Point Peninsula Caravan Park wastes approximately '50 tonnes' of water a day! So far this winter has been unusually dry and mild on the Cape Point Peninsula, we have had far below the average rainfall and if this continues our water reserves are likely to be dangerously low come the end of summer. We need to be very careful with our water usage and even then it seems like...
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La Nina Still With Us- Conflicting Forecasts for Cape Point Peninsula

In an early post I reported that we were going to enter a La Nina cycle of weather, (for more on this follow this link.) At the time the phenomina was expected to give us a wet end to the winter, which it did, heavy rain for the north of the country in the summer and- if it stays with us, the pattern should be for a dry winter in the Western Cape. Certainly, world expert opi...
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Be Water-wise: Quick Tip to save water when flushing your toilet, or how the house brick can save the planet!

Further to my post about the possible effects of La Nina I am pleased to see that we have indeed had an increase in rain fall. Whether this will be enough to get us to full capacity before the dry summer begins only time will tell. Whatever happens to the dam levels we are still going to be in for a rough time with regards to water since demand is putting an increasing press...
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Is El Nino to blame for our dry winter?

It seems that this winter has been unusually warm and dry; some days have felt more like summer. Whilst this is very nice for the soul it does make you worry about the effects on water supplies this coming summer. Is this due to general global warming, a one off glitch or happening because of something else? The data supplied by the Western Cape local government suggests t...
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