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Overview

Notice a water leak at UCT?
Please report it immediately to the 24-hour Maintenance Helpdesk on +27 (0)21 650 4321/2.

Water is an increasingly precious resource. The region is presently undergoing the harshest drought on record. The dams and reservoirs feeding the municipality are at record lows.

In response, the UCT executive has formed a Water Task Team that:

  • raises awareness of water-related issues
  • develops contingency plans
  • implements water-reduction strategies.

The Water Task Team is an advisory group that facilitates a new water consciousness on campus and drives water-saving activities. It falls under the portfolio of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Loretta Ferris and is chaired by Dr Kevin Winter. Communications are handled by the Water Desk. Contact Jessica Fell on +27 (0)21 650 5671.

UCT urgently needs WATER CHAMPIONS

Water champions can help to build water awareness and improve water management by:

Showering Printing and displaying water posters
Personal hygiene Displaying and updating videos and notices on monitors
Flushing your toilet Arranging discussions on water saving and reuse of water
Drinking water Encouraging applied research directed at improving water management
Cooking Collecting and distributing stories about what it means to be living in a city with a water crisis