The management, staff and members of WPCC are fully aware of the severity of water restrictions currently
imposed by the City Council (“CC”). The Club is thus committed, together with Servest (our outsourced
contractor on grounds maintenance) to try to conserve water yet still maintain our assets, being our sports
fields. The Club currently uses borehole water from two boreholes to water the campus. These boreholes have
been registered with the CC, and the requisite signage displayed. The Club has also applied for exemption to
water on days other than those stipulated in the restrictions, as well as watering outside of the times allocated.
This watering will be done utilizing borehole water. The reason for the application for exemption is that the
requirement to water on a Saturday is impractical for the Club. One cannot water playing fields on a Saturday
as these are used for matches on that day. In addition, and due to the size of the campus, we are unable to
water sufficiently before 9am or after 6pm.
In making our application, we have recommended the following compromises:
No watering will take place in any flower beds or to the entrance area of the clubhouse;
No watering will take place on any recreational field. Recreational fields are the multipurpose field off
Avenue de Mist, the small field adjacent to the astro turf hockey field, the area adjacent to ETA or
areas surrounding the tennis courts. These areas are all connected to borehole water;
We will endeavour to water the playing fields well once per week, as opposed to watering twice a
Where possible, no watering will take place at midday; and
No watering will take place 48 hours after a good rain.
The main areas of watering will thus be the following:
4 x bowls greens
3 x cricket fields
In addition to the exemptions applied for above, we have requested guidance on water usage on the astro turf
for selected first league and provincial matches, to enable us to fall in line with the exemptions granted to
Hartleyvale hockey stadium.
Our irrigation system, which is linked to the boreholes, is checked every Monday and repairs attended to
We understand the concern that our neighbours have regarding the water usage, and trust this communication
outlines our serious commitment to this issue.