It’s time for the latest #SmartWaterMeterChallenge news, and what better way to start than with our jubilant report that, on November 1st, the campaign reached and exceeded R20 million saved! Funds that will undoubtedly prove most useful now that they can be re-directed from the drains, towards the needs of our province’s children instead.
On October 16th, Shoprite and Partners for Possibility especially arranged for us to share some #SmartWaterMeterChallenge successes and challenges at a small forum for principals and other interested parties. The presentation was clearly impactful, and the subsequent group discussion not only highlighted the genuine desire schools have to save water but also served to reemphasize the need for more widespread education about the project, in order to reach and help even more schools. We left the meeting with a strong sense of what obstacles need to be overcome next, and this joint effort is showing no signs of slowing down.
This month will see the next leg of our expedition into the West Coast Peninsula take place, as we do a run of new water meter installations in order for the Dropula device to be compatible. It’s been a long time coming, and we’re grateful for the patience and participation of the overwhelmingly receptive schools in the area.
With the wet winter mostly in the rear-view mirror now, we are pleased to be entering this summer with a much improved water-saving arsenal compared to last year, for which we sincerely thank our sponsors; the Western Cape would be a drier place without them. Please take the time to watch this encouraging video, courtesy of Shoprite, showcasing the triumphs of one of our truly exemplary #SmartWaterMeterChallenge schools: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-58OJY68cs
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