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.
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…
If I don’t flush the loo, may I have the 9 litres of water in a jug, please?
— Francois Botha (@igitur) February 15, 2018
When a restaurant says they don’t serve tap water because of the drought. Is the reason because they are…
— Dax Villanueva?????? (@RelaxWithDax) February 21, 2018
— Dax Villanueva?????? (@RelaxWithDax) February 22, 2018
What are your thoughts on the serving of free water in restaurants and bars? Let us know in the comments below or email us!