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Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:42

Cape Town water consumption is on the rise - what can you do?

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Cape Town water consumption is on the rise - what can you do?

As the city experiences a rather dry 2019 

As has been well documented in all media outlets, Cape Town (and by extension, the Western Cape) have faced some pretty strict water regulations in recent years. Ever since the Day Zero Water Crisis of 2017/18, Cape Town residents have been making industrious strides toward curbing their water wastage habits. However, it was recently reported that the city is reaching higher in consumption rates, increasing to 644-million litres per day. This is within the limit of 650-million litres per day, but is still a rather worrying development, as supply dams may face unexpected lowering of reserves. While the situation appears to be in hand for the nonce, Hansgrohe are back on Mother Nature’s Change Train with their views on how best to save water.

Simple Water Saving Tips

These are but a few small things you can do to ensure you aren’t putting our precious H2O to waste. Put a water bottle in the loo. Weight the bottle with sand and stone and then fill it with water and place it safely inside the tank. This can save up to 20 litres a day in the average home.Check for leaks. Regularly. The toilet, the taps, the sinks, the pipes - these could all be wasting water if they aren’t in the proper nick. Constant vigilance. Install water-saving products in your bathrooms and kitchens.

Be Smart. EcoSmart.

With reference to option 3 - Hansgrohe is the way to go. The German powerhouse’s unique innovation known as EcoSmart has completely revolutionised the industry, and means that the common home owner has very little in the way of excuses for excessive water consumption. EcoSmart, a feature on many of Hansgrohe’s newer products, restricts water flow to 5l p/m - a far cry from the industry average of 9l p/m.


If you are looking for products which will go the distance for you, while saving plenty of time, take a browse through the Croma, Metris and Talis offers from Hansgrohe. All of these feature EcoSmart, and all look incredible when matched with the correct room.

There is an ecofriendly solution out there for everyone! You just need to buy Hansgrohe.

hansgrohe. Meet the beauty of water!



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About the Hansgrohe GroupWith its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in quality, innovation and design within the bath and kitchen industry. The Hansgrohe Group brings form and function to water with taps, showerheads and shower systems. The 116-year history of the company is marked by innovations such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen tap, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower. The company holds more than 17,000 active propriety rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products. With 34 subsidiaries and 21 sales offices supplying products in more than 140 countries, the company is a reliable partner to its customers around the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 500 design prizes since 1974. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are featured in projects around the world, such as the luxurious ocean liner Queen Mary 2, and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Group’s high-quality standards are ensured by five wholly-owned production facilities: two in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2016, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.029 billion. It employs more than 4,800 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.   

iF Design Leader in the Bathroom Industry In the current 2019 ranking of the International Forum Design (iF) of the best companies in the world of design, the Hansgrohe Group, with its brands AXOR and hansgrohe , ranks in the TOP 10* among 4,215 listed companies. The Black Forest based showers and fixtures specialist outperforms famous brands such as Apple, Audi or Daimler and reconfirms the company’s leading position * in the bathroom industry. At the iF DESIGN AWARDS 2019 eight AXOR and Hansgrohe branded products received an iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 For further information on our design awards, please visit *  

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