A few days ago, we went to see Theewaterskloof Dam, the main water supplier for Cape Town. It was a horrific site. We started off by looking down from on top of the bridge that crosses it. Vast expanses of sand, where there should have been water, met our eyes. We went down onto the bone dry sand, that should have been the bottom of the dam, and saw in a lot of places there were even trees growing where they should have been under water. This just shows how long there hasn’t been enough water. It has been 3 years now. Three years since the dam started going down at an unnatural rate.
From 100% full in around 2015, this dam has gone down to about 12% full. This is why we need to start saving water. Not just to help Cape Town, but to help where you live, to help the world.
Save Water. Now.
By Joshua Whitehouse (13)