Water conservation campaign rolled out in Mangaung

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The Department of Water and Sanitation is currently running a nationwide campaign which aims to encourage South African citizens to become more creative in ways to conserve water.

The Drop-the-block campaign will be rolled out in various sections of Mangaung this week, starting on 7 February 2017 to 9 February 2017.

Department of Water and Sanitation spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau, says the department will be handing out green plastic blocks (similar to bricks in shape and size) at households with waterborne toilet reservoirs.

“These green blocks will reduce the content of that system by 2 litres per flush. It would reduce the water services bill of any household and therefore that would have an immediate impact on the pockets of the expenditure of any particular household,” says Ratau.

The campaign will be rolled out in Phahameng and Bochabela in Bloemfontein, Section G2 and Section E in Botshabelo as well as Selosesha in Thaba Nchu.

The department says volunteers with clearly identifiable name tags and reflector jackets will be distributing green blocks to residents during official working hours.

Moeketsi Mogotsi/Courant News