Find Out How Much Water You’re Using (And Snoop On Your Neighbours) With New Website
Good fences make good neighbours, but who isn’t at least a little curious about whether or not their neighbours are playing ball with saving water?
Monday saw the City of Cape Town launch a new online water consumption map, which they claim is aimed at increasing our awareness of water consumption.
That, and you can basically water-shame your neighbours when they complain about your dog barking late at night.
Here’s Zara Nicholson‚ spokesperson for mayor Patricia de Lille, via Times LIVE:
The potential water-saving benefit for all of Cape Town of making water consumption indicators publicly available outweighs any privacy issues at this stage of the crisis…
This behaviour-modification tool attempts to acknowledge good savers and encourage those who have yet to join the efforts.
And de Lille herself:
The city will continue with extensive enforcement but it is not possible to police consumption at every household. The map is a transparent tool and will assist in actively managing and reducing consumption to avoid ‘day zero’ (when the city will start turning off taps).
Day Zero, hey – just take a second to think about what life will be like when the taps run dry. Those water collection points – no thanks.
So let’s take a snoop around that City Water Map tool then, shall we?