This vision statement forms part of the Greyton in 2030 Vision: All infrastructure projects (water, roads, sanitation, electricity and communications) are designed to have minimum impact on the environment. Any new infrastructure project is first considered by our Aesthetics Committee. Roads within the communities are designed primarily for human use, with vehicle use secondary. To support our vibrant information economy, all communities enjoy ultra-high-speed fibre-optic Internet access.
Current key activities towards Greyton’s infrastructure vision:
The potential arrival of a small Abode eco-village is only likely to happen if GTT can convince the municipality that the new village will have little impact on the existing over-stretched infrastructure. This is a challenge but we aim to go one step further. We aim to have a minus effect on the village infrastructure. How is this possible? GTT has been meeting with individuals and companies at the cutting edge of tried and tested renewable energy and waste management technology.
Each abode will be powered by a Power-Blox, a box that contains, safely, the battery, invertor and wiring for a solar system. On the outside of the box are sockets for the solar power cables to feed power in and the plugs to take power out. Sewerage waste will either be piped to a central biomas digester or compact Earthauger composting toilets will be installed in each home. Gas from the digester will power cookers and home kitchens will be equipped with wonderbags. Rainwater will be harvested and directed, filtered, to homes and, unfiltered, to gardens. Swales will ensure that all water is held in the soil for maximum soil health and plant growth potential for each home’s vegetable garden. Residents will need to sign up to a Green Agreement, whereby they undertake to reduce – reuse- recycle.
The eco-village will offer living, affordable examples to other Greyton residents, enabling and encouraging the installation of these technologies to reduce the whole village’s impact on our infrastructure.