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Water Star Rating certification<h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Star rating system​​​​​​​​<br></h2><p>​​Under the star rating system, participants that receive one star are certified as compliant with the minimum requirements of relevant water legislation and the City’s <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Water%20By-law%202010.pdf" target="_blank">Water By-law (2010)​</a> and <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Water%20Amendment%20By-law%202018.pdf" target="_blank">Amendment​ (2018)​</a>. Participants that are awarded between two and five stars are certified for also implementing different degrees of additional measures to further reduce water consumption and limit water pollution.</p><p>​Those who achieve five stars are certified as champion innovators that have found unique/extraordinary ways in which to conserve water and limit water pollution, thereby protecting the environment.​</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​What the assessment covers​​​​​​​</h2><p>​The certification process includes an assessment step that focuses on how water is managed. The voluntary assessment covers different aspects of water management, namely:</p><ul><li>​how effluent is handled (e.g. is it discharged into the sewer system or taken away lawfully for re-use by another entity or for destruction);</li><li>how the water is used on site (e.g. drinking, cooking, bathing/showering, operations/production related activities);</li><li>what measures are in place to reduce municipally-supplied drinking water demand; and</li><li>​​where the water comes from.</li></ul> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​How points are scored​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>Participants score points if they, for example;​​​​</p><ul><li>have put in place measures to reduce municipally-supplied drinking water;</li><li>know how much water is used per location (i.e. metering at point of use);</li><li>promote less of a dependency on the municipal supply by using rainwater/borehole/treated effluent/greywater;</li><li>​responsibly discharge effluent or have zero effluent discharge; and​</li><li>undertake and can account for regular leak detection and repair, meter auditing and awareness programs.​</li></ul><div class="notification with-heading white-copy blue bg-navy"><div class="graphic no-border">​ <i class="info wellrun">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Did you know?</h4><p> <b>A Well-run City:</b>​​The City has also partnered with the National Department of Public Works​ to reduce consumption at its facilities through the installation of water-saving fittings, reduction in water pressure and a leak detection and repair programme.​</p></div></div> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading"> ​Additional resources</h2></span> <ul><li> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/alternative-and-recycled-water-sources-for-your-business-or-organisation">Alternative and recycled water sources for your organisation​</a></li><li> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/Water-and-sanitation/apply-to-sink-a-borehole-or-wellpoint-or-use-an-alternative-source-of-water">Apply to sink a borehole or wellpoint</a></li><li> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/water-wise-in-the-home/water-restrictions-explained">Water restrictions explained</a></li><li> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/water-and-sanitation-services-for-businesses">Water and sanitation services for business</a>​</li></ul><p>Those who manage large facilities in Cape Town should note the significant savings that can be achieved through using the treated effluent the City supplies.</p><div class="notification with-heading white-copy yellow bg-darker-grey"><div class="graphic">​​ <i class="info citycard">​​</i>​</div><div class="desc"><h4>City Connect</h4><p> <a title="Apply for treated effluent" href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Municipal-services/Water-and-sanitation/apply-for-supply-of-treated-effluent">Apply fo​r treated ef​fluent​</a></p></div></div> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​​Contact us​​​</h2></span> <p>​Prospective participants who would like to apply for an assessment can do so via the following channels:</p><h4>​Online​​ </h4><p>​Apply using the <a href="https://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/websitefeedback/?id=5f83d224-257b-4fa4-ac95-da3cc293f6a9" target="_blank">online form​</a>.<br></p><h4>Email</h4><p>Email your applications to: ​<a href="mailto:waterpollution.control@capetown.gov.za?subject=Water%20Star%20Rating%20certification"><em>waterpollution.control@capetown.gov.za</em></a>​</p>GP0|#aae9bde9-1c89-4895-a898-fcd0453f81ec;L0|#0aae9bde9-1c89-4895-a898-fcd0453f81ec|Water and sanitation;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#6c293e71-0db4-42d2-a348-6d21e8d13030;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4The Water Star Rating certification seeks to encourage/promote water use efficiency and acknowledge achievements in water savings.0

 

 

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