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Water and sanitation education resources <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​Our resources​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>Water is one of our most precious resources and we all have to learn to use it responsibly.  From quick tips for saving water at home to a detailed journey through <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/where-does-my-water-come-from/Where%20does%20my%20water%20come%20from?">Cape Town’s water cycle</a>, all of our posters, pamphlets and guides are available to download and print. Be sure to share them with your learners, family or local community centre!</p><p>To see all of our water and sanitation resources, visit our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Document-centre">document centre</a>, head to the Graphics and educational material section and select the theme filter: Water and sanitation.</p> <span> <div class="infographic bg-font-adjust-bg">​​​​​​​​​​ <figure><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/Saving%20Water%20Tips%20-%20Thumbnail.jpg" /></figure><figcaption> <p> <span class="infoGraphicSpan"><strong>WATER EDUCATION MATERIAL</strong></span><br><br>​​Resources for schools</p> <a title="title" class="btn dark-blue" href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre%20Assets/Water_and_Sanitation_Resourcesforschools.zip" target="_blank"> <i class="icon download"></i>Download</a> </figcaption> </div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Featured publications</h2><h4>​Find and fix leaks</h4><p>Download the resources below to find out more on how to check for leaks on your property as well as three easy ways to test for toilet leaks.</p><ul><li>Find and Fix Leaks Poster (<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Find%20and%20Fix%20Water%20Leaks%20at%20home.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Find%20and%20Fix%20Water%20Leaks%20at%20home_Afrikaans.pdf" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Find%20and%20Fix%20Water%20Leaks%20at%20home_Xhosa.pdf" target="_blank">isiXhosa</a>) </li><li>DIY Guide to Finding and Fixing Leaks (<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Water_Finding_Fixing_Water_Leaks.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Water_Finding_Fixing_Water_Leaks_Afrikaans.pdf" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Water_Finding_Fixing_Water_Leaks_Xhosa.pdf" target="_blank">isiXhosa</a>)</li><li>Water Saving Tips Poster (<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Water%20Saving%20Checklist%20to%20Avoid%20Day%20Zero.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Water-saving%20checklist%20to%20avoid%20Day%20Zero%20Afr.pdf" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Water-saving%20checklist%20to%20avoid%20Day%20Zero%20Xho.pdf" target="_blank">isiXhosa</a>)</li><li>How to Read Your Water Meter (<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/How_to_read_your_meter_Poster.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/How_to_read_your_meter_Poster_Afr.pdf" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/How_to_read_your_meter_Poster_Xho.pdf" target="_blank">isiXhosa</a>)</li><li>Know how to read your water meter to avoid bill shocks video (<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LCaf2tkyDI" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl2q3ydEpq4" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a> | <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj0JXKhU57w" target="_blank">isiXhosa</a>)</li></ul> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info toptip">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Top tip</h4><p> <b></b>If you would like to professionally print any of our educational posters, please contact <a href="mailto:water.education@capetown.gov.za">water.education@capetown.gov.za</a>. </p></div></div></span> <h4> Alternative water systems</h4><p>Learn more about how to safely install and use <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/water-wise-in-the-home/alternative-water-sources">alternative water systems</a>, where they need to be plumbed into buildings and how they should be connected with a water installation. Alternative water systems include greywater, rainwater, groundwater (from boreholes, wellpoints or springs), basement water, surface water (taken directly from streams/rivers) and <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/commercial-utility-services/commercial-water-and-sanitation-services/disposing-of-industrial-effluent">treated effluent</a>/wastewater.</p><ul><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Guidelines%20for%20Alternative%20Water%20Installations.pdf" target="_blank">Guidelines for the installation of alternative water systems</a> and summary guide (<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Summary%20guide%20to%20installation%20of%20alternative%20water%20systems.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Summary%20guide%20to%20installation%20of%20alternative%20water%20systems_Afrikaans.pdf" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Summary%20guide%20to%20installation%20of%20alternative%20water%20systems_Xhosa.pdf" target="_blank">isiXhosa</a>) </li><li>Safe Use of Grey Water (<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Safe%20Use%20of%20Greywater%20booklet.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Safe%20Use%20of%20Greywater%20booklet%20Afrikaans.pdf" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Safe%20Use%20of%20Greywater%20booklet%20Xhosa.pdf" target="_blank">isiXhosa</a>) </li><li> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Risks%20of%20groundwater%20quality%20pamphlet.pdf" target="_blank">Risks of Groundwater Pamphlet</a></li></ul><h4>By-law and regulations </h4><p>Our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Unofficial_Consolidated_Water_By-law_2010_2018.pdf" target="_blank">Water By-law </a>is a legal document that outlines everything to do with the use of municipal drinking water and alternative water within the City. </p><p>From plumbing regulations to the installation of storage tanks; the By-law informs residents, property owners, plumbers, builders and built environment professionals about general water usage, the use of certified materials and what measures need to be put in place under certain circumstances. </p><ul><li>Water By-law Summary (<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Water%20By-law%20_summary_guideline_%20A5.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Water_By-law_summary_Guideline_Afrikaans.pdf" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Water_By-law_summary_Guideline_Xhosa.pdf" target="_blank">isiXhosa</a>) </li><li>Water Use Regulations (<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Water%20use%20regulations%20permanently%20in%20place_2020.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Water%20use%20regulations_Afrikaans.pdf" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/Water%20use%20regulations_Xhosa.pdf" target="_blank">isiXhosa</a>) </li></ul><h4>Preventing sewer blockages</h4><p> Find out how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe by <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/residential-utility-services/residential-water-and-sanitation-services/prevent-blocked-sewers">preventing sewer blockages </a>at home, at school and in your community.</p><p> Download the Bin It, Don't Block It Pamphlet (<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Bin_It_Dont_Block_It_leaflet_ENGLISH.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Bin_It_Dont_Block_It_leaflet_AFRIKAANS.pdf" target="_blank">Afrikaans</a> | <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/Bin_It_Dont_Block_It_leaflet_XHOSA.pdf" target="_blank">isiXhosa</a>)</p><h4> Our Cape Town Water and Sanitation System</h4><p>Find out how your water reaches the tap in your home.</p><p> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Graphics%20and%20educational%20material/WaterJourney-WaterAndSanitation.pdf" target="_blank">Download Our Water and Sanitation System Poster</a>.</p><h4>Smart Living Handbook</h4><p>The Smart Living Handbook is a tool to guide Capetonians in becoming more resilient and living a more sustainable life. Natural resources – water, coal, oil, land, fresh air – will run out if we consume them faster than they can replenish themselves. </p><p>To make sure that there are enough resources to go around – enough for both current and future generations – we need to manage our resources well, using what we have efficiently and fairly.</p><p> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Procedures%2c%20guidelines%20and%20regulations/CCT_Smart_Living_Handbook.pdf" target="_blank">Download our Smart Living Handbook</a>.</p><h4>Cape Town Water Strategy</h4><p>The<a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Cape%20Town%20Water%20Strategy.pdf" target="_blank"> Cape Town Water Strategy </a>sets the City on course towards a future in which there will be sufficient water for all, and resilience to the possible impacts of <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/greener-living/why-go-green/lets-act-against-climate-change">climate change</a>.</p><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/general/cape-town-water-strategy">Find out more about the Cape Town Water Strategy</a>. </p><h4>Handwashing and hygiene</h4><p>Download our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/personal-health/contagious-and-chronic-diseases/coronavirus">Covid-19 </a>guides to learn more about saving water while practicing good hand hygiene.</p> <span> <div class="infographic bg-font-adjust-bg">​​​​​​​​​​ <figure><img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/01-COVID19.gif" /></figure><figcaption> <p> <span class="infoGraphicSpan"> <strong>handwashing and hygiene</strong></span><br><br>​​Covid-19 hygiene and water-saving guides</p> <a title="title" class="btn dark-blue" href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre%20Assets/Covid-19_Handwashingandhygiene.zip" target="_blank"> <i class="icon download"></i>Download</a> </figcaption> </div></span> GP0|#44c03311-0abf-48cd-be3b-7dbaffe2c206;L0|#044c03311-0abf-48cd-be3b-7dbaffe2c206|Water education resources;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#169dfa6f-98bf-42b2-96f1-9f95a4216dae;GPP|#dd38e0c6-c712-4d31-b2ed-7b1dc6de22fe;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#b75facce-f92c-4e30-8be4-3e82ede15605;L0|#0b75facce-f92c-4e30-8be4-3e82ede15605|Water education resources;GPP|#14ec83c7-3480-4a41-b2d6-9498da368c85;GPP|#9aca6ddb-bf5e-4ab8-86cd-ad4d94dce949;GPP|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752;GP0|#3a1ea576-532c-4964-bead-b063ce3db495;L0|#03a1ea576-532c-4964-bead-b063ce3db495|Water education resources;GPP|#ed1681b3-c566-4765-a7b3-a678771879a7;GPP|#b9e08874-3450-4f3c-b041-b7a353a68bd2;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24Our educational resources related to water and sanitation are available to read, download or print.0

 

 

CCT Water By-law Summary Guidelines (Afrikaans)584338GP0|#bc87dd24-abc8-47bd-bc23-41119e47cf52;L0|#0bc87dd24-abc8-47bd-bc23-41119e47cf52|Guideline summary;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#d8892104-ce90-493e-b813-93c488f4b1d3;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2021-06-07T22:00:00Z
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Water Services and the Cape Town Urban Water Cycle Booklet3776727GP0|#5702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a;L0|#05702b03d-251a-4a3f-8243-b5b3f7bb764a|Booklet;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#5340fe0b-73a7-472c-bef7-04e450fb5c4f;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2018-08-24T10:00:00Z

 

 

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