Newsflash: Maimane steps in, prepares Cape Town for disaster measures

  • Newsflash: Maimane steps in, prepares Cape Town for disaster measures

Newsflash: Maimane steps in, prepares Cape Town for disaster measures

ARO spokesperson Karen de Klerk said the organisation is not very hopeful that Day Zero won't occur, and doesn't have a clear message from the City about the water collection process for rescue organisations that assist animals.

The critically low Theewaterskloof dam in Villiersdorp. A single flush of a toilet uses around 15 litres.

Cape Town has received less than adequate rains in the past three years, leaving it one of the driest cities in the country. "The water is cold bcos waiting for warm wastes too much". Officials have been criticised for failing to implement usage restrictions sooner, and accused of ignoring warnings by experts in the years before the drought.

"The provision of bulk water supply is a national government mandate".

There are concerns that city authorities do not have a clear plan in place for standpoint distribution.

The water crisis in Cape Town and the Western Cape Province "requires a massive public involvement process where citizens adhere to and assist in identifying those who still continue to use water irresponsibly", Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane said.

The Western Cape Government has diverted more than R369 million in funding towards disaster interventions - including water supply projects, drought relief for farmers and water security measures at key government service points, Zille's office said.

Levels of usable water in the dams surrounding Cape Town have been dropping by 1.4 per cent a day, and now stand at around 17.2 per cent. Founded by the Dutch East India Company on the shores of Table Bay, metropolitan Cape Town's current estimated population is 3.74 million.

But rather than investing in traditional water system infrastructure, California's Democrat-controlled legislature over the last decade has prioritized preparing for climate change and perpetual droughts by plugging $25 billion of infrastructure dollars into high-speed rail, water efficiency, renewable energy subsidies, and clean energy ‎rebates.