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Have your say on City's new plan to help make Cape Town drought-proof

15 February 2019 6:06 PM
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Cape Town drought
Cape Town water crisis
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The City of CT plans to increase available water capacity by more than 300 million litres a day through various measures.

The City of Cape Town has a new plan for how to ensure water security for the future.

The R4,5 billion strategy plans to secure water supply through groundwater, desalination, water re-use, clearing alien vegetation and tightening demand management.

City officials also plan to increase available water capacity by more than 300 million litres a day through these various measures.

The City's Xanthea Limberg explains that the municipality wants to rely less on the Western Cape water supply system, which is managed by the national government.

We cannot be sure that it's the end of drought because of the unpredictability in relation to climate change. We realise that we cannot return to business as usual.

Xanthea Limberg, Mayco Member - Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services and Energy

Our level of reliability and assurance in terms of water security will increase quite significantly.

Xanthea Limberg, Mayco Member - Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services and Energy

We will continue with demand management and water conservation efforts. The drought has taught many lessons.

Xanthea Limberg, Mayco Member - Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services and Energy

The City has invited Capetonians to comment on the proposal. Public participation runs from February 15 until March 15.

Click here to have your say on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy.

Listen to the discussion on The John Maytham Show:


15 February 2019 6:06 PM
Tags:
#waterwatch
Cape Town drought
Cape Town water crisis
City of Cape Town

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