CoCT’s plan to stave off another Day Zero threat

The City of Cape Town green-lighted a sustainable plan to prevent another Day Zero scare last week.

The plan includes strategies for stable desalination plants as opposed to the temporary plants that had been set up just before the drought hit in 2018. The City also approved the ensuring of adequate use of groundwater.

There will be development of varied water sources, including desalination, reuse of water, and groundwater, and these will be in tandem with existing surface water systems. The aim is to have more non-surface water solutions in future.

These plans to guarantee that Cape Town never faces 2018’s dire water shortage again will be implemented over the next ten years.