Western Cape to keep sup­ply­ing wa­ter to schools

Grocott's Mail - - OUTSIDE - STAFF RE­PORTER

Western Cape Pre­mier He­len Zille says the pro­vin­cial govern­ment will con­tinue sup­ply­ing wa­ter to schools in the event of “Day Zero” in the drought-stricken prov­ince.

The Pre­mier said this when she briefed prin­ci­pals of all schools in the greater Cape Town, Drak­en­stein, Stellenbosch and West Coast mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties at the Western Cape Sports School in Kuils River in Cape Town on Wednesday. Th­ese are mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties that draw wa­ter from the Western Cape Wa­ter Sup­ply sys­tem.

“What­ever hap­pens, we in­tend to keep schools open,” she said.

The Pre­mier said there is an es­ti­mated 10 weeks be­fore the prov­ince reaches “a pos­si­ble Day Zero”, which has now moved to 12 April 2018.

Day Zero is an event when all dams that ser­vice af­fected Western Cape mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties will have reached 13.5% on av­er­age. It is at this point that taps will be closed and res­i­dents will be re­quired to get wa­ter from des­ig­nated wa­ter col­lec­tion points.

– SAnews.gov.za

What­ever hap­pens, we in­tend to keep schools open

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.