H2O will no longer sell treated water to patrons due to Cape Town’s level 6B restrictions.
The water purification company’s managing director, Tony Marchesini, explained to IOL why they had eliminated their refilling service.
“The core business for H20 International is selling water purification systems, and not refilling water containers for customers,” Marchesini said.
“We will not be selling any treated water within the H20 stores. Following the launch of the DA’s campaign last week, we had an unexpected run on our branches this past weekend.”
H2O are reportedly aiming to lower their water consumption by a whopping 45% according to the Marchesini.
The company have debunked claims of squandering municipal water, revealing that they use GAC/KDF/Riolyte media bed to purify the water.
“We do not use reverse osmosis technology,” Marchesini said. “We purify our water through a GAC/KDF/Riolyte media bed that is unique to H2O International. The majority of our water purifiers are manufactured in the US.”
There has also been complaints of no 5 litre bottled water in the City as locals scramble to stock pile the precious resource.