Garden Route District Municipality supports Western Cape Government’s Water Awareness Campaign in Kannaland
For immediate release
29 March 2023
The Western Cape Department of Local Government on 27 March 2023, embarked on a door-to-door awareness campaign in Ladismith (Kannaland) to encourage citizens to use water responsibly. In the roll-out of the campaign, the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) Disaster Management officials joined the Community Development Workers on 28 March 2023 to further enhance the initiative with the aim of reaching more residents of the area.
The Responsible Water Awareness Campaign runs in the Garden Route district until 31 March 2023. With this initiative messages of the importance of water and how to use it sparingly are shared. An outside radio broadcast and activation at the Spar in Ladismith has already taken place.
The campaign was rolled out in response to the recent decline in dam water levels. The message has been clear – reinforcing the need to save water, especially with the upcoming winter season. The need to conserve water is a long-term behavioural change, and constant reminders are required to make the message stick, especially with the increased levels of loadshedding having a further impact on the provision of water.
This campaign will also be extended to provincial radio and social media pages.
By: GRDM Communication Intern, Jacqueline Thomson