Zille assures Cape Town its healthcare facilities will have water should ‘day zero’ come
Western Cape premier Helen Zille has assured residents of Cape Town that the water supply to public and private healthcare facilities will be maintained in the event of "day zero" — the day on which the municipal supply drops so low it will turn off the taps.Cape Town is confronting the worst drought in recorded history, and estimates that at current consumption rates it has only enough water to continue providing piped water to homes and businesses until April 16. If day zero happens, residents will be rationed to 25 litres of water a day, which they will have to obtain at designated collection points."An agreement has been reached with the City of Cape Town for facilities located in the Metro that water will not be shut off at hospitals and health facilities (both public and private) should we reach day zero," Zille said in a statement issued shortly after she briefed health facility CEOs on Tuesday afternoon.Despite this promise, the province had made plans to guarantee alternati...
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