Readers react to restaurants' refusal to offer free drinking water

The liquor act states that free water should be on offer in all bars and restaurants that carry a license, but does the law make provisions for droughts?

26 Feb 2018
 

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The water crisis in the Western Cape has been a major topic of conversation - with good reason and in the last two months, we've delved into how to save water in your kitchen, tips on meeting your 50 Litre a day ration as well as a guide to being water-saving savvy when you're eating out

ALSO READ: Luke Dale-Roberts responds to Day Zero with pop-up: The Drought Kitchen

We've also dished the dirt on what the law says about restaurants who refuse to offer customers free water to drink. According to Section 4.7 of the Liquor Act Norms and Standards, it is illegal for restaurants that hold a liquor license to refuse free drinking water to their patrons. 

See what Food24 readers have to say about the issue... 








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