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CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille meet with the National Disaster Management team over the water crisis in her province on Monday.
A press briefing about the meeting took place at 1pm on Monday.
Zille: SAB will assist us in getting water to institutions like old age homes and to distribution points #WaterCrisis— Aarti Narsee (@ajnarsee) January 22, 2018
Zille: what SAB is offering us, must be seen in context. They are offering us 9 million litres. But people must not think that this will "save us" #WaterCrisis— Aarti Narsee (@ajnarsee) January 22, 2018
SAB says they will open their facility 24/7, but are also engaging with city to facilitate safety, manage traffic and prevent theft #WaterCrisis— Aarti Narsee (@ajnarsee) January 22, 2018
Zille: this hasn't happened to any other city in the world. Our back is against the wall. We need to change our behavior #WaterCrisis— Aarti Narsee (@ajnarsee) January 22, 2018
The South African National Defence Force and the State Security Agency were also expected to attend the meeting, which was to focus on preparations for Day Zero.
The Western Cape is expected to run out of water in the next few months.
It's experiencing its worst drought in more than 100 years.
The City announced drastic new water usage curbing measures on Thursday, including that the daily usage limit drops from 87 to 50 litres per person per day.
The new regulations come into effect on 1 February and will last for a period of 150 days, following which the situation will be reviewed.
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