Tembisa residents receive push taps in new water conservation initiative
Hundreds of leaking taps have been replaced in the area.
JOHANNESBURG - Sunlight has introduced a water saving project by installing hundreds of push taps in Tembisa on the East Rand in an effort to curb the persisting drought crisis.
On Wednesday, AgriSA warned that water resources across Southern Africa are being depleted at an alarming rate.
Sunlight began a door-to-door campaign earlier this year to educate the community about the importance water conservation.
It has also assisted the process by replacing leaking taps in the area.
The company says it is aware of the role it has played as a water dependent product.
The Department of Water in Ekurhuleni has shown its support for the initiative.
Spokesperson Avhafunani Matamela says "Tembisa is a low-earning income community that is fast-growing and saving water is one of the key issues that they are facing. The community complains about the high water bills caused by leaking taps so the Sunlight push taps is great initiative to help alleviate unnecessary water wastage."