Cape Town’s Bottlers and Brewers Under Fire for Guzzling Water in a Drought
by Brian Browdie
February 23, 2018
The catastrophic drought that grips Cape Town is leading some residents who are at risk of seeing their taps turned off to protest the use of water by companies that consume millions of liters each day.
The Cape Town Water Crisis Coalition, an alliance of more than 70 community-based groups that represent residents across the city’s townships and surrounding farming areas, is calling on Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB), the local bottler, to halve its production for three months or distribute water free of charge to residents in some of the city’s poorest communities and drought-stricken provinces.
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