Cape Town man makes money out of selling excess water amid drought

By 23rd Mar 2013 Jul 11th, 2019 Uncategorised

Cape Talk’s Kieno Kammies speaks to the owner of a company that sells water in bulk.

Cape Talk’s Kieno Kammies speaks to the owner of a company that sells water in bulk.

On Monday, Kammies spoke to Environmental Law expert at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Terry Winstanley about the legalities of selling water.

She said it all depends on where the water was sourced from – as water such as that from borehole is from a sourced not owned by anyone, and therefore could not be sold.

After being told he cannot make use of municipal water for his business, Meyer says he had to find other ways to survive.

I bought a truck, put a tank in it and found a water bottling company that was prepared to give me all the water that is thrown away when they give each bottle a spray of clean water before they fill it.

Henk Meyer, owner of Henk Meyer Restoration

Instead of that water being thrown away I was allowed to put that water into a tank…

Henk Meyer, owner of Henk Meyer Restoration

Listen to the interview