Following on the severe water crisis in the Western Cape, FEDHASA Cape members signed the first FEDHASA Cape Water Wise Pledge on the 5th October 2017, the Pledge is now signed by all our segments.
In taking our pledge further and to confirm our commitment, a FEDHASA Cape Water Wise Working Group was formed, representing member properties, industry partners, government and experts in this field.
Legislative Update: Restaurants Charging Patrons for tap water
Following some negative press, FEDHASA Cape have confirmed with our Legislative Consultant, that establishments are legally not permitted to charge patrons for the consumption of tap water. As stipulated in the Department of Trade and Industry’s National Liquor Norms and Standards of 2015, section 4.7: “…free drinking water, which includes tap water, must be made easily available at all on-consumption liquor outlets to the patrons.”
(Please click here for a copy of the legislation.)
FEDHASA Cape therefore strongly discourages all members from charging for the consumption of tap water. The association acknowledges that Cape Town is in the middle of a crippling drought and encourages members to seek and implement alternative water-smart techniques to help conserve this precious, much-needed resource.
Through collaboration with our JAMMS Partners, Cape Town Tourism, FEDHASA Cape, SAACI WC & SATSA WC got together with the City of Cape Town, Wesgro and the Western Cape Provincial Government the industry compiled a combined statement to be communicated that Cape Town and the Western Cape is still open for business.
Please click here for the Industry holding statement
or visit www.waterwesterncape.co.za
For any queries, please contact email@example.com
Zoning Guidelines for B&B’s / Guesthouses – Level 6 B restrictions
To move from Residential zoning to Commercial zoning, please contact
Amore Smith on Amore.firstname.lastname@example.org / 021 4440670
Cecile Reinke on email@example.com / 021 417 0602
Other Useful Links:
- GreenCape has a drought business support service
- capetown.gov.za/thinkwater / firstname.lastname@example.org
- City’s Water Dashboard – To keep track of our efforts to avoid Day Zero, click here.
Resources to help avoid Day Zero – City of Cape Town:
- Day Zero Dashboard – indicates date from when we may have to start queueing for water. Updated every Monday.
- City of Cape Town Water Dashboard showing dam levels and water usage. Updated every Monday
- City Dam Levels Model – The Dam Levels Model is a macro-enabled spreadsheet which contains simplified dam level data so that you can stay informed about current water levels. Updated weekly.
- Water Saving Toolkits – water and drought-related materials e.g. posters and guides
- How to save water in your business or organisation, including a building water usage poster and guide.
- Summary Guidelines for Alternative Water Installations, and apply here to install and use such systems.
- Water Outlook 2018 Report and Water Outlook 2018 Presentation – produced by the City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation Department. Updated ad-hoc.
- Day Zero and Water-related FAQs
- Water Rationing Guide
- Safe Use of Greywater booklet – how to use greywater safely at home or work.
- All drought-related City of Cape Town media releases