Fountain Place

Severe Water Restrictions in the Western Cape

The Western Cape is running out of water!

Due to severe drought conditions the Western Cape is due to run out of water during early 2018.

We are all being called upon to reduce our water usage to a bare minimum and are having to adhere to strict water restrictions.

Here is what we are doing at Fountain Place, to save water, and we ask all our guests to please try to help us in our efforts, as much as possible:

TURN TAPS OFF! DON’T LEAVE TAPS RUNNING WHEN BRUSHING YOUR TEETH, ETC!

WE HAVE PROVIDED WATERLESS HAND CLEANSER, IN GUEST BATHROOMS, FOR WHEN HANDS JUST NEED FRESHENING UP A LITTLE. THEY ARE BEAUTIFULLY SCENTED AND LEAVE HANDS LOVELY AND SOFT!

TAKE VERY SHORT SHOWERS! TURN OFF THE TAPS WHILE LATHERING YOUR BODY, IF POSSIBLE.

WE HAVE PLACED LARGE BUCKETS IN GUESTS’ SHOWERS – IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE SHOWER STANDING IN THE BUCKET, TO COLLECT GREY WATER FOR RE-USE.

SMALLER BUCKETS ARE PROVIDED SO THAT THE COLLECTED GREY WATER CAN BE USED TO FLUSH TOILETS.

DO NOT FLUSH THE TOILET EVERY TIME, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL IT IS NECESSARY.

(TO FLUSH WITH GREY WATER – LIFT THE TOILET LID AND SEAT AND QUICKLY POUR A FULL SMALL BUCKET OF GREY WATER INTO THE TOILET BOWL.)

IF YOU HAVE GREY WATER LEFT IN YOUR LARGE BUCKET JUST ASK US TO REMOVE IT, OR YOU CAN LEAVE IT OUTSIDE YOUR SUITE FOR US TO USE IN THE GARDEN.

IN ORDER TO AVOID EXCESSIVE LAUNDRY WE ARE ASKING LONGER STAYING GUESTS FOR THEIR UNDERSTANDING – BEDDING AND TOWELS WILL NO LONGER BE CHANGED EVERY THIRD DAY BUT RATHER ONLY ON REQUEST OF THE GUEST IF THEY FEEL IT IS NECESSARY, THANK YOU.

WE ARE ALSO COLLECTING ALL GREY WATER FROM OUR KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY FACILITIES FOR USE IN THE GARDEN (AND FOUNTAINS AND POOL, WHEN SUITABLE, SUCH AS CLEAR RINSING WATER).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP DURING THIS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TIME!