Capetownians urged to store emergency water

The city of Cape Town has advised its residents to keep at least two to five liters of emergency water as the shortage becomes dire in the absence of the rain. The water restrictions in the city are such that only necessities are to be attended to. Watering of gardens, washing of cars, filling up of swimming pools all prohibited.

News reports have suggested that the city of Cape Town is left with about ten weeks of usable water as the dams continue to run dry and the rains remains a no show.

”Residents are advised that supply interruptions are now more likely due to intensified water pressure reduction measures,” said the city’s mayoral committee member for informal settlements water, and waste services; and energy, Xanthea Limberg.

”As such, residents should keep an emergency water supply on hand for drinking and basic hygiene. Furthermore, despite hoaxes to the contrary, municipal water remains safe to drink,” she said on Thursday.


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