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City of Cape Town's Day Zero plan not feasible - Magda Wierzycka

As Day Zero approaches, residents are deeply concerned with City's water management plan of involving 200 water collection points for residents to collect water.

CEO at Sygnia Group, Magda Wierzycka says the plan is not feasible that the whole of Cape Town will be serviced by 200 distribution points.

I don't believe for a second that this concept of 200 distribution points is feasible.... have you ever tried to lift 25 litres of water?

Magda Wierzycka, CEO of Sygnia

We are going to have a situation that on Day Zero restaurants will close, hotels, small businesses and people losing their jobs - so for me Day Zero is not an option.

Magda Wierzycka, CEO of Sygnia

Right now these are all plans on paper, not a single point has been tested in terms o fhow long it will take to service 10 000 people.

Magda Wierzycka, CEO of Sygnia

Wierzycka says all the plans of desalination the city is talking about they should have been implemented months ago for the city to avoid Day Zero and now it is too late.

Augmentation schemes are not sufficient and the rain is not going to come anytime so we are depending on saving.

Magda Wierzycka, CEO of Sygnia

So the city should manage the water supply and stop depending on people to save water.

Magda Wierzycka, CEO of Sygnia

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