Cape Town is currently facing its worst drought in 100 years and whether or not you think big corporations, selfish private residents or short-sighted politicians are to blame the fact remains: you need to do something in your personal capacity to lighten the load.
The Cape Town government has called on locals to keep their water usage, as of 1 February 2018, to just 50 litres of water per day.
Essentially, residents should now use 18 litres of water for washing and laundry, 15 litres for showering, nine litres to flush their toilets, three litres for daily hygiene, two litres for cooking, two litres for drinking water and one litre for animals. – IoL
Preparing your meals might not seem like a big water waster, but when you consider the water required to produce, package, ship and store your food before it even lands in your kitchen, you start to realise that food and food production is a big water spender. That’s why it’s important to do what you can on an individual basis to ensure your kitchen isn’t contributing to the drought.