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WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL

IZULU WATER & ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION NPC

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Water 

Part of our social responsibility to the community is our water project.  Water is, for most of us readily available. Turn on the tap and we have water. For many others this is a daily struggle. Water Trucks supply weekly water rations to collection points in our area.

It is sad to see children, often no older than 6, as well as old women rolling 210 L drums for kilometers on end, to supply their families with water.

Although access to clean water is enshrined in the South African Constitution, almost every 10th South African is cut off from clean water. Yes, South Africa, with its warm and dry climate and little rain is one of the most arid countries in the world, and worse, according to experts, due to climate change South Africa will reach a reduction of  up to 17% by 2030.

Ironically, the area itself is rich in underground rivers and therefore there is drinking water to be found. However this local community is one of the poorest in the country and cannot afford to drill boreholes for their own water.

We have started our Water Project and the areas in most need of water have been identified. We want to install boreholes here so that people can have access to drinking water all the time. A 10-meter water level will be achieved at a hole depth of 30 meters. Approximately 2.000 Euro is needed for one of these installations, including the pump, generator and 2.200 litre water drum.

We will keep you informed so that you can see how we accomplish this and facilitate change.


environmental protection

The importance of water, its value and conservation of it I think can be best explained only to the people who so desperately have to fight for it on a daily basis.

Our vision is to educate the local children and small communities by presenting our environmental education programs and our Environmental Protection Presentation in all our local schools.

This also forms part of the inauguration process at every borehole we provide Furthermore our aim is to organise regular clean-ups along with the school children.

Our seas are the biggest rubbish dumps on earth: 100-150 million tonnes of waste are located at the bottom of the sea, 60% of it being plastic. Every year, approximately 10 million tonnes is dumped.

The seas give us water and air to breathe - without the sea - no life on OUR Planet Earth.