At The Gathering we're acutely aware of the water crisis afflicting Cape Town and have been trying our best to save water wherever possible, but there's always something extra one can do.
So today I finally got around to changing the plumbing in The Gathering's toilet so that we can harvest the grey water from the sink and use it to flush the toilet.
In doing this The Gathering is no longer wasting valuable drinking water to flush the loo and that is a win win situation.
Every little bit helps as we try our best to avoid Day Zero, the day that the City of Cape Town turns off its taps and loses its status as a world class city.
The waste pipe from the sink has been redirected into a bucket to collect all waste water. We've also fitted a stopcock to the toilet to stop it from filling up with potable water. Instead the cistern will be filled with grey water from the bucket as well as with grey water harvested in the kitchen from washing up.
The new stopcock fitted to the cistern