In response to the water shortages which have plagued the Western Cape throughout summer the owner of the Engen False Bay 1Stop has built his own desalination plant to ensure that his customers have purified water.

Kobus Pretorius, who is the Engen False Bay 1Stop situated 10km outside of Somerset West, says that as a responsible business owner operating a time when water shortages and the urgency to save water to prevent Day Zero were a reality he had to do something about it.