Norah Hayes, Rondebosch
I am writing regarding the article I read in your papers about water collection at Albion Springs (“Call to limit litres at Albion Springs”, Tatler, February 23), I am a regular water collector for home use and have also wondered about those collecting very large quantities of water from there.
If communities are selling this water, it is most likely illegal.
In order to sell any product food or drink product for human consumption, the manufacturer/ producer/ retailer is required to be registered with the local municipal health department and display the relevant documentation for public viewing In addition to this I think the sale of bulk and bottled water is strictly regulated and the bottler would be required to test and label the product according to the relevant regulations. As such if somebody is selling the water from Albion Springs, it is within the health department’s mandate to prevent this from happening.