Another summer of tormenting asbestos water pipe breakages for Knysna. It’s good news that the Knysna Municipality and Knysna Council have decided to give the matter their attention, admitting the pipes are 50-years-old, though it must be asked why it wasn’t made a priority long ago – business losses, tourist discomfort and drought failed to encourage them. In the 2016 holiday season, there were 287 leaks. The Public were ignored whilst rates increased and bonuses were paid. For years, the Municipality refused to respond to my queries regarding the age of pipes, something I want to know so that part …‘Click here to read full article…’
The Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry tells the City of Cape Town that they mustn’t rip the consumer off with a drought charge after having charged more than inflation for years… “Drought charge should be paid by the City, not the victims. You cannot punish customers for buying less of what the City cannot supply anyway. The water problem is the result of poor Council planning and it is the Council that must pay. The Chamber feels there is no justification for the drought charge the City Council wants to introduce to compensate for the loss in revenue from …‘Click here to read full article…’
HOW TO GET HELP – KNYSNA FIRE UPDATE Disorganisation and poor communication was, initially, a massive problem but i’m very pleased to state that the Gift of the Givers Foundation is now working in conjunction with the Knysna Municipality. Donation details here. A home base has been established in the parking lot of the Checker’s centre. If you are fundraising for another organisation, please consider working with them, delivering your donations to the back side of the Checkers (where trucks park). Individuals can do so too. DO NOT GO THERE FOR HELP FOR YOURSELF You’ll receive nothing. They are working …‘Click here to read full article…’
Manufactured demand for bottled water – how you get people to buy billion of bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.