Exterior view of Montclare building. Photo supplied

CAPE TOWN - Growthpoint says it has invested and will continue to invest in smart water meters for its several buildings.

The City of Cape Town has recently kicked in Level 5 water restriction to try monitor water usage in the city as dam levels lowers. 

Growthpoint says it has strenghtened its focus on saving water at its buildings across the country in February 2016. "Already, it has reduced consumption of municipal drinking water by an average of 16%, comparing a 12-month period ending February 2016 with a 12-month period ending July 2017, across its entire Cape Town office portfolio" statement by the company read.

Level 5 water restriction requires that commercial properties reduce their monthly consumption of municipal drinking water by 20% compared to consumption for the previous year. Growthpoint claims to have done well on its way to achieving this target.

Head of Sustainability at Growthpoint, Werner van Antwerpen says, "Achieving meaningful water savings at an any building that you own, but others use, isn’t easy". Van Antwerpen added that smart water meters allows facilities management teams respond quickly to leaks as consumption data is measured every 15 minutes.

The company says it is engaging with the businesses that occupy their buildings and the people who use them to ensure water saving as required by the City of Cape Town.