In a town where water is scarce, Cobra makes sure every drop counts

In a town where water is scarce, Cobra makes sure every drop counts

The extreme drought conditions experienced in parts of South Africa over the last two years has had substantial effects on the country as a whole. Many citizens have been living with little to no water, while experiencing serious water restrictions.

Beaufort West is one of the towns that is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts recorded in its history and Cobra has committed to assisting the community by educating its citizens on affordable water saving options.
Earlier this month the Cobra team displayed and demonstrated the latest water saving technology and easy DIY retrofit water saving kits to 460 members of the community in the Rustdene Community Hall.  Participants were shown how to save water using these water saving products, which can be simply fitted, no plumber required.  

To get each household started on the journey of water saving all members where given a kit to take home to install themselves.  “Cobra’s water saving kits are designed to restrict a taps flow to 6 litres of water per minute.  This is a start to increased savings, however the amount of water saved continues to be the responsibility of the community and that each individual will play their role in helping to conserve our water”, says Igsaan Hugo, Government Project Specialist, LIXIL Africa.

“The Beaufort West Municipality would like to thank Cobra for the very insightful and informative water activation program. Your positive empowerment and engagement with the community will be remembered for years to come. We are thankful for the Cobra water saving kits that were distributed amongst our residents and we look forward to future engagements with you”, says Mayor Noel Constable. It is essential that the public and private sectors build strong partnerships, as together we will be able to make a powerful difference in South Africa and save our most precious resource.