Val de Vie Estate off the water grid

With strong support from Drakenstein Municipality and long-term planning by Val de Vie management, Paarl residents will now be provided with surplus potable water that would have been disbursed to the estate, potentially delaying “day zero” when the taps run dry.

Irrigation technology using smart water meter systems along with innovative water saving methods by residents have resulted in significant water saving. Val de Vie Estate is committed to responsible water usage and replenishing groundwater resources. Current water restrictions imposed by the Western Cape remain in full effect on the estate.

Val de Vie Estate forms part of a larger World Heritage Site and sustainability has been at the heart of the estate since its inception. A former sand quarry, Val de Vie Estate is today a magnificent environment with abundant birdlife and over 50 hectares of protected fynbos.

Val de Vie Estate is a proud pioneer in the conservation of water as a natural resource and providing life giving water not only to families on the estate but also to the greater Drakenstein community.




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