SAB pledges to bottle, distribute water in Cape Town

Water tap

File: Rand Water spokesperson, Justice Mohale said the water supply would depend on when the electricity is restored.

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Water tap

File: Rand Water spokesperson, Justice Mohale said the water supply would depend on when the electricity is restored.

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CAPE TOWN - South African Breweries has pledged to bottle and distribute 12 million bottles of water in Cape Town.

 

 

The company says it will also keep its Springs Way water-collection point in Newlands open 24/7.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has met several state agencies to discuss plans for Day Zero, the day taps will run dry.

The projected date for Day Zero is 20 April.

 

 

Zille is calling on Cape Town residents to do everything possible to avoid using up all water.

She has written to President Jacob Zuma requesting that he declare Cape Town’s water crisis a national state disaster.

"The national government responsibility is bulk water supply. The city’s responsibility to get that water, clean it and deliver it to individual households. Our primary responsibility is dealing with disasters. So when the mayor made it clear last week that day zero was imminent unless we have drastic behaviour change that is when the role of the province went into action. I can only account for the role of the province. We have been conducting rigorous oversight of the city and reporting to them on it. And we have been pleading the ith national government to fulfil their responsibility of bulk water provision", said Zille.