CAPE TOWN – Government will announce measures to deal with the drought in the Western Cape.
Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane will outline short, medium and long term plans.
Dam levels in the province have continued to fall despite efforts to save water.
There’s now just 10.7 percent of usable water left.
The province has been declared a disaster area.
It’s experiencing a sustained drought and low rainfall, but consumer overuse and wastage through leaks are adding to the crisis.
Experts say upgrading and introducing new infrastructure would help, but it will require a lot of money.