As Cape Town prepares for Day-Zero (When water from our dams runs out), the City of Cape Town's water managment will resort to various strategies to reduce overall water consumption.
Water rationing through extreme pressure reduction
One of these strategies will entail the cyclical reduction in water pressure to specific residential areas as well as so-called water shedding as an extreme measure to combat perceived over usage.
Cape Town water consumers will conceivably be left without water for at least several hours per day during this phase of water use restrictions. At this stage it is not possible to predict when the water-shedding will occur with any certainty.
It is for this reason that Cape Town has recommended that residents make provision to keep an emergency water supply, adequate for basic household needs at all times.
Many residents are now faced with storing water in spare plastic bottles, basins and containers, and then refilling these after use. In addition residents may have to switch off electrical water heating geysers when water pressure drops or is non-existent.
Residents in taller buildings may face further problems with supply water pressure being inadequate to fill header tanks and serve pressure geysers.
A possible solution to the periodic outage of water supply is the installation of the Waterbank. This simple device allows the property resident to store adequate water for basic human consumption, without storing excessive municipal water.
Working inline with your existing municipal supply, the Waterbank will provide you limited water for a limited time when the supply from the municipality is disrupted.
Because the Waterbank solution works inline with your municipal water supply it can never be a replacement for this supply.
When the supply is restored, the Waterbank automatically fills up again preparing you for the next supply disruption.