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#WatershedWednesday: Capetonians urged to start saving water at work

The WWF has launched #WatershedWednesday, which calls on Capetonians to save water when they are not at home.

The WWF has launched WatershedWednesday, which calls on Capetonians to save water when they are not at home. Picture: @WWFSouthAfrica/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) says now that water saving is underway in homes, it needs to start in workplaces.

The WWF has launched Watershed Wednesday, which calls on Capetonians to save water when they are not at home.

The WWF’s Christine Colvin says the only way to prevent the early arrival of Day Zero, the day the taps run dry, is for employees to reduce water consumption at the office.

Colvin says people are getting used to the idea of not flushing the loo at home, now she says the habit has to start at work.

“It’s an embarrassing space to start having that conversation with your colleagues; are we going to stop flushing the toilet now… are we going to let it mellow?”

She says Watershed Wednesday has to become a trend as millions of people spend lots of time at work.

This may mean fewer cups of coffee and a dry water cooler.

The WWF has also launched the Bucket List campaign which rewards innovative and creative water saving ideas across the country.

WATCH: How are you tackling #WatershedWednesday?

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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