The Salt River BID plays a vital role in the efforts by all Capetonians to save water.
Quite often our patrol vehicles detect the leaking water meters and burst pipes in the small hours of the morning and through the SRBID Control Room alert the City of Cape Town as soon as possible. This results in a quick reaction from maintenance crews but more importantly, vast amounts of wasted water are stopped from leaking away into the stormwater system because the City can act swiftly to shut off water supply and repairs can commence.
Often the only evidence of this vital work is the sandy patch in the road from the work done while the rest of us were fast asleep.
Picture: City Crews at work on a bust pipe with City maintenance team attending to the problem: