Be water conscious

Mary Moodie, Plumstead

Dear loyal people of Cape Town

Don’t let this crisis get you down

You know that you are not to blame

But must make changes all the same

Our precious water needs to flow

The levels in the dams must grow

Don’t panic find a way to save

A little thought the road will pave

Be clever make your ration last

A dirty car will go as fast

Your clothes don’t need a daily wash

Forget the need for looking posh

Your plants and grass will bloom again

In winter with the welcome rain

So do your best don’t let us down

And help restore our arid town.