Kolomela supports drop-the-block initiative

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Kolomela mine in partnership with Tshiping Water User Association, supported the Department of Water and Sanitation's drop-the-block water saving drive.
The drop-the-block campaign reduces the amount of water used per toilet flush, by dropping a green block into the cistern of the toilet to reduce water use. Most cisterns hold between 9 and 15 litres of clean drinking water, all of which is dispensed with each flush. Drop-the-block is based on the principle of displacing just enough water to still enable the flushing of the toilet. The drop-the-block can immediately save two litres of water per toilet flush. The intervention and water saving is immediate, and requires little technical skill for installation. The green blocks are provided free of charge. The Kolomela mine Environmental team has distributed 1500 of these blocks out to interested employees and contractors. For more information on the initiative and the supply of blocks, please contact Albertus Viljoen, Water User Association at 053 313 0595. KIO Kolomela