More money to fight off drought effects

2017-05-25 06:02

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says the city plans to spend R315m in the next three financial years to deal with the ongoing drought in the region.

This came after Western Cape Premier Helen Zille declared the region a disaster area last week to accelerate the deployment of resources. De Lille said the city will be accelerating emergency water schemes in the coming months which includes drilling boreholes into the Table Mountain Group Aquifer and a small-scale desalination package plant. On Monday, the city said its feeder dam levels were at 20.7% with only 10.7% left for consumption.


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