Township school wows with plans to cut water bill by R50 000

Township school wows with plans to cut water bill by R50 000

A Khayelitsha school is hoping to cut its water bill by R50 000 a month by using a sustainable water circulation system. The aim is part of creating a healthier environment for students. They will also implement solar power.

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Intlanganiso Secondary School in Khayelitsha hopes to be able to save R50 000 a month on their water bill by putting into effect a sustainable water circulation system.

The initiative is part of a Resilient Civic Design Collective (RCDC) project that puts to use unused land surrounding the school, according to

The aim is to create a healthier environment for the students. The school currently spends about R60 000 on water every month but only really has a budget of R10 000.

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The biggest culprits that cause this big water bill are inefficient systems, leaking pipes and high usage.

Intlanganiso has more than 1 400 students. gathered that there are other future plans for the school as well. This includes making the roof provide solar power while also collecting rainwater. There will be the construction of shaded seating areas and new changing rooms.

RCDC wants to do as much as possible for the students and their school.

“We want to push all the boundaries on how we can best use this space, but always come back to how we can benefit the school and its students.”

Lukhanyo Hub also gave the school attention in 2017 and built an outdoor AstroTurf sports facility.

This is the kind of care all South African schools need and this serves as an example for everyone.

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Township school wows with plans to cut water bill by R50 000

Intlanganiso Secondary School (Image Source: Liao)
Source: UGC

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