Water vir Kaapse boere uit Theewaterskloofdam gelaat

Die sluise van die Theewaterskloofdam is sedert 1 November oop en sal oop bly vir die afsienbare toekoms totdat almal wat water vir besproeiing moet kry, dit ontvang het.

Die dam verskaf die meeste van die water aan die droogte geknelde Kaapse Skiereiland waar inwoners Woensdag gehoor het hulle kan reeds so vroeg as 18 Maart toustaan vir drinkwater. Dít sal gebeur indien “inwoners nie meer water spaar nie”.

Die departement van waterwese en sanitasie het Woensdag by navraag gesê: “Besproeiers aan Riviersonderend is geregtig op hul toewysing. Die vrylatings is egter verminder tot 60% van hul toewysing.”

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Cape Town’s water crisis: driven by politics more than drought

Cape Town is hurtling towards “Day Zero”: the day taps run dry. This is expected in mid-May, just weeks after the city’s new water supplies are due.

Cape Town is quite used to surviving dry years. Water restrictions get it through and then dams refill, thanks to the wet years that usually follow.

But this time it’s different. Never in recorded history has Cape Town encountered a drought of such severity for three consecutive years.
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