Environmental Awareness at Hantam NBG

10 April 2018

The severe drought experienced in and around Nieuwoudtville hasn’t been broken, and like other parts of South Africa, the area is experiencing the worst drought in decades. 

Just before Easter weekend, the garden received a mere total of 6mm rain since the first of January 2018 and another very welcome 29mm on the 29th of March . We must however at the same time mention that some areas, such as along the escarpment, received more rain.

As a result of this, the garden has stepped up water-saving interventions.  Some of the measures implemented so far include an absolute zero tolerance to leaks and we ask all visitors to the garden to report any leaks or dripping taps to management.

We have posted various water-saving posters at strategic places in the Garden encouraging staff and visitors to be aware of how they use and ultimately save water.

We are planning more interventions for 2018, including the improvement of the irrigation system; installing low-flow showerheads, tap aerators and waterless urinals.

We all have to change the way we think about water. Many of us don’t realize that water isn’t an infinite resource, nor do we all realize how precious it is.

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