There’s a wonderful sense of accountability in the face of a potential disaster…
Day zero is a spectre that haunts Cape Town and its residents. Despite the forecasted dates of the taps going off getting pushed back to July, the respite is only temporary: But Cube Workspace is determined to extinguish the threat permanently.
A city without water is an unthinkable concept. Yet it is one that’s incredibly real, and still very much on the cards. The Mother City needs to save every single last drop to avoid the dreaded day of going dry; and with these offices based in Cape Town, the municipality has a fighting chance of staving off the threat.
Cube Workspace and their #savewater campaign
We’ve seen first hand just how Cube Workspace – located on Dock Road at the V&A Waterfront – are gearing up for the potential of day zero. Posters are sprawled on each and every wall, emphasising what visitors and workers can do to conserve their water usage.
What is perhaps even more impressive is how well the staff are communicating their message. We spoke to Business Development Manager, Paul Ziegenhardt, who informed us that they are currently giving staff at Cube Workspace the vital training needed to defeat day zero.
Getting the message across
Clearly, everyone is on the same page. Regular e-mail updates have been sent out, and all Cube Workspace clients have even been given a set of instructions for how they can work with the business to drive down water consumption. This includes easy, simple changes like bringing in bottled water, rather than relying on their supply.
If anyone is in doubt as to what Level 6B water restrictions actually mean, there’s no excuse to still be in the dark if you conduct your business here. Informative displays above all water stations and in toilets lets people know what is advised, and what must be avoided.
What Cube Workspace are doing to defeat Day Zero
- Engaging with landlords to encourage the installation of portable toilets.
- Sourcing alternative water coolers for the common areas. If “Day Zero” happens, one water cooler per workspace will be provided, and have water delivered weekly.
- Providing hand sanitizers at all our Cape Town Workspaces to reduce the use of drinkable water in the bathrooms and kitchens.
- Reviewing the cleaning schedule to ensure the maintenance of service delivery that follows water consumption guidelines
- Training all kitchen and cleaning staff to utilise water sparingly, to ensure they consciously reduce their water usage and recycle water where possible.
- Engaging with their coffee bean supplier with regards to alternative solutions to ensure visitors get their daily dose of caffeine
Cube Workspace will continue their water #awareness efforts
The plush office building on Cape Town’s seafront has committed admirably to this fight. They’ve even made the personal sacrifice of turning off their water features, putting the city before their own aesthetics.
Part of the water restrictions in the municipality requires all citizens to use just 50 litres of water per day. Cube Workspace is certainly doing everything they can to help employees and clients stick to their targets.
Day zero may have been pushed back to July, but that is only because of the outstanding conservation efforts of everyone in Cape Town. Cube Workspace has also played a major part in this, and they won’t be letting up anytime soon.
Cube Workspace is a South African company providing premium serviced office and co-working space for the modern professional looking to either start-up a business or expand their footprint in Cape Town or Johannesburg. Contact Cube Workspace for world class workspace locations.