ESG Reporting

8 February 2019

  

ESG reporting continues to become a more important and relevant requirement for institutional and independent investors.
Pinpoint can assist any corporate who has an ESG reporting requirement in achieving their environmental targets set for water conservation. In almost all cases, once accurate measurement is in place, usage is reduced, optimised and maintained and within 60 minutes of irregular consumption occurring the customer will know, and the necessary action can be taken by Pinpoint.
We have a variety of measurement and intervention solutions to assist customers in closely monitoring their precise water consumption from anywhere on any device.
If you can measure it, you can manage it. We’ll help you do both.

Metering of water supplied – Government Gazette

5 October 2018

A new By-Law was passed in October 2018 regarding the metering of supplied water in the City of Cape Town.

CITY OF CAPE TOWN

PUBLIC NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 28 OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN

WATER BY-LAW 2010 AND THE WATER AMENDMENT BY-LAW, 2018

Metering of water supplied

Metering of municipal drinking water is a legal requirement, in terms of the Water Services Act, 1997 and therefor it is compulsory for a water

services institution, in this case, the City of Cape Town, to ensure that it complies and in turn its citizens comply, through local By-Laws, viz, the

Water By-Law, 2010 and the Water Amendment By-Law, 2018.

One cannot manage the conservation and demand of water without, amongst others, metering and proper record keeping. It is therefor important

that each unit in multi-dwelling, commercial and industrial premises must have a private sub-meter and a private isolating valve. This required

standard practise will also assist in the realisation of Section 28(22) and (23) of the Water Amendment By-Law, 2018.

The Director: Water and Sanitation of the City of Cape Town hereby gives notice on the matters detailed herein.

Multi-dwelling, commercial and industrial premises having no private sub-meters and no isolating valves installed:

Within two calendar years (24 months) from publication of this notice, the afore-mentioned premises must comply with Section 28(21):

‘‘(21) Where [the Director has installed] a [single] meter as contemplated in subsection (20)[(a)] is installed, the owner, [or the] person in charge

or management of the premises must install and maintain on each branch pipe [extending from the communication pipe] to the different

[accommodation] units—

(a) [a separate meter] an isolating valve; and[and]

(b) [an isolating valve] a water management device, prepayment meter or a private sub-meter,

and will be liable to the City for payment of the prescribed charges for all water supplied to the premises through such a meter, irrespective of the

different quantities consumed by the different consumers served by such meter’’.

Multi-dwelling, commercial and industrial premises having isolating valves but no private sub-meters:

Within one calendar year (12 months) from publication of this notice, the afore-mentioned properties must comply with Section 28(21):

‘‘(21) Where [the Director has installed] a [single] meter as contemplated in subsection (20)[(a)] is installed , the owner, [or the] person in charge

or management of the premises must install and maintain on each branch pipe [extending from the communication pipe] to the different

[accommodation] units—

(a) [a separate meter] an isolating valve; and[and]

(b) [an isolating valve] a water management device, prepayment meter or a private sub-meter,

and will be liable to the City for payment of the prescribed charges for all water supplied to the premises through such a meter, irrespective of the

different quantities consumed by the different consumers served by such meter’’.

New multi–dwelling developments post – promulgation of the Water Amendment By-Law, 2018:

Building plans submitted after the date of promulgation of the Water Amendment By-Law, 2018, must comply with Section 28(21) forthwith:

‘‘(21) Where [the Director has installed] a [single] meter as contemplated in subsection (20)[(a)] is installed , the owner, [or the] person in charge

or management of the premises must install and maintain on each branch pipe [extending from the communication pipe] to the different

[accommodation] units—

(a) [a separate meter] an isolating valve; and[and]

(b) [an isolating valve] a water management device, prepayment meter or a private sub-meter,

and will be liable to the City for payment of the prescribed charges for all water supplied to the premises through such a meter, irrespective of the

different quantities consumed by the different consumers served by such meter’’.

For further information/enquiries, please contact water@capetown.gov.za

Yours faithfully,

__________________________

MICHAEL WEBSTER

DIRECTOR: WATER & SANITATION

5 October 2018

FM Expo Cape Town 2018

4 October 2018

    

“The Facilities Management, FM Expo and Convention showcases products from various suppliers like office-based equipment, security-based services, health and safety based services, to that of maintenance services associated with maintaining your property/building.”

Profile info for the FM Expo: Pinpoint Water Loss Management is the leaders in the Western Cape and KZN to reducing and eliminating water losses for any water consumer. We implement our H20nGuard water management software to effectively manage consumption from one’s desktop or smart phone. We provide leak detection and plumbing diagnostic services and have been actively operating in the water sector since 1997.

African Utility Week: 15 – 17 May 2018

 

Pinpoint in partnership with Apex Innovation joint hands at this event and had on display our own H2OnGuard Domestic Water Management System.

What is African Utility Week?
The 19th annual African Utility Week is the leading conference and trade exhibition for African power, energy and water professionals.

The event brings together over 7000 decision makers to source the latest solutions and meet over 300 suppliers. Along with multiple side events and numerous networking functions, the event also boasts a 6 track conference with over 300 expert speakers. African Utility Week provides the largest gathering of energy and water professionals focused on all aspects of the provision of energy services to the African market. We fulfil the needs of our various stakeholders through providing a professionally organized gathering where attendees can source solutions, generate business and connect with new and existing energy markets.

11 May 2018 Pinpoint Becomes a member of WISA

Pinpoint is a proud member of WISA.  WISA, your professional, comprehensive, independent, volunteer, water sector community institution, that provides diverse membership benefits, and support the Africa water sector in a representative and effective way. It strives to be an effective and efficient organization, subscribing to the principles of its memorandum of incorporation and complying with process of good corporate governance.

www.wisa.org.za

Water Loss Conference – Cape Town

7 – 9 May 2018

     

About the Conference

“The IWA Water Loss Specialist Group, together with City Of Cape Town, will host the biennial Water Loss Conference and Exhibit from 7 to 9 May 2018 at the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Water Loss Conference and Exhibition 2018 will be one of the world’s largest water loss conferences and is expected to attract over 500 participants from more than 50 countries.

Many of the world’s leading experts in the field of Non-Revenue Water Management will be present and will discuss the latest developments, strategies, techniques and applications of international best practices as well as successful case studies. In addition they will present a 1-day pre-conference workshop on 6 May 2018 to provide an introduction to the issue of Non-Revenue Water Management and an overview of the latest IWA Methodology for reducing water losses from Municipal water supply systems.”

Article from: http://www.waterloss2018.com/

Launch of H2OnGUARD

1 May 2018

We design and develop H2OnGuard, our own water management tool. H2OnGuard is a permanently installed smart water meter with software enabling property owners, tenants or managers to know precisely per hour what water is being consumed, wasted, lost or even stolen via your smart phone, tablet or desktop.

         

Global leakage summit 2018

13 – 14 March 2018 | London, UK

 

“Pinpoint attended this Event in London to engage with specialists in the leakage and water management field.
The Global Leakage Summit returns for its 9th year in March 2018 to help answer this question and feature the most innovative and successful examples of delivering and maintaining reduced leakage levels across the world.

The volume of water lost from leakage, from inaccurate customer meter readings and theft of water together add up to Non-Revenue Water (NRW).

With better access to updated water company data a recent study estimates that global NRW is in excess of 100 billion m3 per year.”

North American Water Loss (NAWL) 4-5 Dec 2017

   

The Pinpoint Leak Detection attended 2nd North American Water Loss (NAWL) Conference was held on December 4th and 5th 2017 in San Diego, California.

Water Leakage Summit 2017

 

 

Pinpoint was proud be associated the 2017 annual Water Leakage Summit was held this year at the DBSA Vulindlela Auditorium in Midrand, Gauteng on 22 & 23 August 2017 and the NH The Lord Charles Hotel, Cape Town, Western Cape on 29 & 30 August 2017. We presented our services and products at this 2 day Event.

http://www.watersummit.co.za/

African Utility Week 16 -18 May 2017

The Pinpoint Leak Detection exhibit at the African Utility Week 2017, the biggest utility event on the African continent, proved to be a very fruitful event . On display we had our latest Water Loss Management and Leak Detection products as well as a great energy saving product, Zypho Drain Water Heat Recovery System.

For more information about Zypho, click this link: http://zypho.co.za/ 

ISH 14 – 18 March 2017, Frankfurt, Germany

    

 

The ISH 2017 trade fair will take place from 14 to 18 March 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, focusing on energy efficiency and comfort in buildings. We attended the event to discover new water products and tool technology.

20 Years of Saving Water

January 2017

Pinpoint has started out as a small professional service provider that introduced leak detection to the Western Cape in 1997. Today we have a footprint in the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal with a range of services in the leak detection and water loss management field for solutions to domestic households up to municipal supply networks.

Water Leakage Summit 2016

Pinpoint attended the African Water Summit 2016 chaired by Dr. Ronnie McKenzie from WRP Engineers and Prof Heinz Jacobs from the University of Stellenbosch.

Main discussion point at the event was, National Water Perspective, Case Studies and Smart Metering, Intermittent Water Supply and Controlled Supply, Practical Applications and Operations and the latest Technology.

http://www.watersummit.co.za/  2016