Western Cape to keep supplying water to schools
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.
Whatever happens, we intend to keep schools open