Waterwise Schooling Looks to the Future
Grade 8 students from Brescia House School in Johannesburg went on a waterwise tour around their school with operations manager Paul Matthews.
They were shown tips and tricks, such as harvesting water off parking lots and pathways, and directing and obtaining stormwater from high-lying neighbourhood properties.
School Uses Reclaimed Water to Water its Grounds
The school uses this water to irrigate its fields, playgrounds and even the herb garden, which relies solely on rainwater collection.
There was a discussion on the emergency water supply, the energy cost of sustaining it, and providing water in emergency periods of no council water.
Brescia House was recently awarded Platinum 3 status from the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa for its continued eco-efforts.