The Western Cape does not have enough water tankers to supply residents if the need arises. The admission was made on Tuesday by MEC Anton Bredell on the sidelines of the Western Cape Water Security Indaba in Rawsonville. "We know from the disaster management side that we don’t have enough water tankers to get water to everybody in the province‚" said Bredell‚ who is in charge of local government‚ environmental affairs and development planning. This was why his department was doing all it in its power to prevent "day zero": the day taps run dry. His admission came as the City of Cape Town mayoral committee approved level-four water restrictions after dam levels reached 21.2%. The restrictions take effect on June 1. Western Cape premier Helen Zille confirmed at the indaba that she had signed off an application by Bredell to declare a disaster in the greater Cape Town area. Bredell said that as a result of the declaration the province is now able to access expertise from the national ...

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