#WaterWatch

Maimane: Capetonians must stick to 50 litres a day to avoid Day Zero

DA leader Mmusi Maimane will on Wednesday morning brief the media on a multidisciplinary programme of action which the party has put in place to deal with the realisation of Day Zero.

Maimane says today's call is about how as the province, together with Capetonians, is going to manage demand, ensuring that everybody is using less than 50 litres a day.

If Capetonians do their bit we can work hard to make sure that we move back Day Zero, we can make sure that we get us through this next period.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

Citizens who are at the moment not adhering to water restrictions are making it harder to avoid Day Zero.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

It is now time when everybody pulls together, whether rich or poor, in business or schools, we all need to come together now.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

Maimane says there will be punitive tariffs introduced and those not adhering to the water restrictions will be held accountable.

He continued to plead with Capetonians to come to the party and save water.

I think that people must recognise that at 50 litres a day, people are not consequentially badly affected, they can still live comfortably.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

There have been internal disputes within the DA in the past months and the responsibilities of dealing with the water crisis have been taken away from Mayor Patricia de Lille and given to Deputy Mayor Ian Nielsen.

As a party we took a decision to direct the caucus of Cape Town and move delegations away from the mayor.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

Now that we have stripped away all the responsibilities from the mayor and put the respective people in charge, that is now the focus.

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

But today is not about politics, my job is to make sure that every single person is focused exclusively on drought response and the politics issues will be dealt with by the caucus ...

Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA

To hear more of what the DA is doing to deal with the water crisis in Cape Town, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
How to get over 60% of Capetonians to understand there is a water crisis

How to get over 60% of Capetonians to understand there is a water crisis

With only 39% of Capetonians complying, climate scientist Dr Peter Johnston explains how we can better explain the water crisis.

How the drought will affect Cape's sewer system

How the drought will affect Cape's sewer system

Water advisor Les Lange says the City's sewage system could be blocked if there is not enough water to flush out the dirt.

Cape's water crisis, the biggest challenge SA government has ever faced

Cape's water crisis, the biggest challenge SA government has ever faced

Wits university's Dr David Olivier says the SA government has had the best performance in terms of managing the water crisis.

How Cape Town businesses are living and dying amid the city's worst drought ever

How Cape Town businesses are living and dying amid the city's worst drought ever

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Wesgro CEO Tim Harris.

SAB offers 9 million litres of bottled water to Cape Town starting from Day Zero

SAB offers 9 million litres of bottled water to Cape Town starting from Day Zero

SAB Newlands plant manager John Stensland explains the details of the project to CapeTalk's John Maytham.

Zille: The disaster management plans are in place for Day Zero

Zille: The disaster management plans are in place for Day Zero

Helen Zille, Western Cape Premier, talks on the preparations for the day Cape Town's taps shut off.

1001 water tips: Blogger collects and shares water saving tips

1001 water tips: Blogger collects and shares water saving tips

Writer, blogger and editor, Helen Moffett, gives innovative ways to save water as Day Zero approaches.

Zille meets with provincial govt to plan for Day Zero

Zille meets with provincial govt to plan for Day Zero

Mayco member Xanthea Limberg pleads with Capetonians to continue saving water to delay Day Zero.

World leading water saving devices to be sampled in Cape Town

World leading water saving devices to be sampled in Cape Town

Neoperl demonstrates quality plumbing products in SA to showcase its aerator device to help save water during drought.

[WATCH] Day Zero inevitable for Cape Town

[WATCH] Day Zero inevitable for Cape Town

As the city's dam levels plummet to around 18%, Capetonians have less than 90 days to prepare for Day Zero.

De Lille to take backseat in water crisis, drought levy scrapped

De Lille to take backseat in water crisis, drought levy scrapped

It was a busy sitting for the Cape Town city council, where CT's transport boss was suspended and the mayor's powers were shrunk.

'Let your roofs be your catchment areas, let your pools be your dams'

'Let your roofs be your catchment areas, let your pools be your dams'

WWF's Christine Colven provides valuable insights and information for managing Day Zero and the 'new normal' in Cape Town.

Cape Town is set to make history and headlines around the world on 21 April 2018

Cape Town is set to make history and headlines around the world on 21 April 2018

For centuries it had abundant water supplies. That's over. Bruce Whitfield interviews Future Water Institute’s Dr Kevin Winter.

CT Cycle Tour aims for 0% use of municipal water

CT Cycle Tour aims for 0% use of municipal water

Organisers of the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour say they have a comprehensive plan in place to reduce the water footprint to zero.

Popular articles
South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

It's not your imagination; we’ve lost a decade. Bruce Whitfield interviews Johann van Tonder, a researcher at Momentum.

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

The health programme piloted a new tag system at the exit points in a bid to crack down on fake gym visits at a few fitness clubs.

[WATCH] This simple hack shows how you can easily shell a boiled egg

[WATCH] This simple hack shows how you can easily shell a boiled egg

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Woman arrives in CT after driving from Scotland to SA in her old Morris Minor

Woman arrives in CT after driving from Scotland to SA in her old Morris Minor

The journey began in Aberdeen, her father's birthplace, in June last year and ended in Mother City over the weekend.

[LISTEN] Discovery Health defends decision to shift certain ops to day hospitals

[LISTEN] Discovery Health defends decision to shift certain ops to day hospitals

Kieno Kammies speaks to Dr Ryan Noach Deputy Chief Executive at Discovery Health and Dr K who says his patients are suffering.