Rotary Social  – The Crew Get Their Groove On At Quays

Rotary Social – The Crew Get Their Groove On At Quays

It is so nice to be able to get together again with our partners and do what St Francis Rotarians love to do – have fun!!

To celebrate the Club’s successful fundraising year, Rtn Chantel James of Quays Restaurant hosted what was the first of hopefully many Club Happy Hour evenings. Thank you Chantel! What was meant to be an hour or two to chat over a sundowner turned into an evening to be remembered!

Tool Time with Buildit St Francis – Water Storage For Health and Hygiene.

Tool Time with Buildit St Francis – Water Storage For Health and Hygiene.

Good health and hygiene: The value of quality water storage.

In the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, good hygiene and proper handwashing are essential to staying safe and healthy.

This, however, is not possible without water.

Your 2400 litre JoJo tank is a wonderful tool to help ensure that your household always has access to this vital resource.

Municipal backup and rainwater harvesting:

Because your tank can be used to collect rainwater and as municipal backup, you can rest assured that you will not be without water during water cuts and water restrictions.

Suppose, in emergencies, you need drinking water from the tank. In that case, the water must first be purified by boiling it for a minimum of one minute.

Staying safe while saving money

While regular handwashing is always important, most of us are washing our hands even more frequently and for longer to protect ourselves against Covid-19.

As mentioned, a JoJo tank full of stored water ensures that you have a steady supply during water outages, saving you money by preventing you from having to purchase water elsewhere.

Using your tank to collect rainwater can save you even more cash, as rainwater is absolutely free. Just make sure to purify this water before using it inside the home for washing and drinking purposes. For more information on your new 2400 litre tank and other JoJo products and systems, visit our Facebook Page or the Jojo site.

Notes From The Editor – Day Zero and Load Shedding Stage 3

Notes From The Editor – Day Zero and Load Shedding Stage 3

This water crisis has done one thing – it has seen people make a plan. Granted, some people blame – and there really are people to hold responsible – but eventually, we have seen common sense prevail.

There were possibly mistakes made and missed opportunities concerning borehole water and natural springs, and other water sources, but it is too late for that now. All that will have to come into play later. It is now the time to make a plan. When the taps run dry – and they will unless a miraculous train of cut-off lows starts lining up one after another – it will not help you or your family to point the finger at anyone.

The prudent thing to do right now would be to get any sort of vessel for catching water. While it might change quickly, the forecast is that we will have some rain in St Francis Bay towards the end of the week, and it might be enough for us to stash enough water for a couple of weeks. 

Start off with a small tank – a 1,000 litre – and start collecting water. Then, invest in a small water filter to make the water drinkable. Learn more and research water harvesting if you haven’t already. There is a wealth of information on the Buildit website regarding water harvesting and their Big Blue Filtration Systems.

When the rains come on Thursday, and possibly into Friday, it could be the last gasp opportunity to save water that will get us through the first few days of the impending Day Zero scenario. It will be a challenge for us all – whether at home or in a business environment – to have no water available in our taps, and we need to do what we can. 

Now we need to work on a program to keep the lights on. Any ideas?

 

See also:

How to efficiently secure your water supplyIt’s Important.

Tool Time with Buildit St Francis – Water Storage For Health and Hygiene.

Interview With The Weather Guru – Garth Sampson’s biggest fear right now is a flood.