WC needs your ideas to increase potable water supply

The Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille says it will take at least three consecutive winters to finally break the drought.

The new normal is that we are not planning on the basis that there will be rain, we are planning now that we are going to be in a drought for a long time.

Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor for the City of Cape Town

On Monday the City of Cape Town will be putting out a request for ideas or information to the market for proposed solutions that will enable the City to temporarily establish several small, intermediate and possibly even large plants to supply potable water.

According to de Lille, the recent rains only increased dam levels by 1.2%, which is not much.

We can no longer rely on the rain to fill up our dams.

Patricia de Lille, Executive Mayor for the City of Cape Town

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