7.2.2018 01:37 pm
Maimane said the steady decline in water usage by the agricultural sector has been a significant contributing factor in pushing out Day Zero.
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Wednesday thanked Capetonians for playing their part in reducing water consumption in the City, but warned that it would require a collective effort to avert Day Zero.
Rainfall in SA is naturally highly variable with total amount of precipitation very different between years and across the country.
Let’s put our heads together and find a safe, workable option to help solve the water crisis in the Western Cape.
The manual bottling of municipal water may pose a danger to the health of the people the water is destined for.
Water is a precious resource worth saving.There are some tech products specifically designed to assist in saving water.
Maimane has oversight powers that allow him to investigate how the city or province handle the water crisis.
The Monwabisi Desalination plant is part of the city’s dedicated efforts to help see Cape Town through a drought and avoid Day Zero.
The committee will write to the minister of trade and industry to ask for an intervention to freeze the price of bottled water.
Mokonyane demonstrated her financial illiteracy when she said: ‘The rand can fall, we’ll just pick it up’.
On Tuesday, Day Zero was moved to April 16, 2018 from April 12, 2018.
Water saving efforts of many Cape Town residents have helped push back Day Zero to 16 April 2018.
Because the economy will suffer, we run the risk of a downgrade from the ratings agencies.
At a press conference, tour organisers stressed that the iconic sporting event will go ahead on 11 March.
If we accept that as the truth, let’s put politics aside and work together to ensure the worst effects of Day Zero are reduced.
On Monday, the city would activate the disaster operations centre (DOC) to execute the city’s water disaster plan, which would take effect in the event of ‘Day Zero’.