DA congratulates City of Cape Town and residents for defeating Day Zero

Issued by Bonginkosi Madikizela – DA Western Cape Provincial Leader
28 Jun 2018 in News

The Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape is relieved about the announcement today from Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson that Day Zero has been defeated for 2019. The announcement shows that the City of Cape Town is committed to the residents of Cape Town and putting them first.

This success is a clear indication of the excellent cooperation between the City and its residents who have worked together tirelessly to ensure an effective water management system. Under the leadership of Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson, the City managed to pull off a groundbreaking achievement which will become the benchmark for cities across the world.

Despite the lack of support by the ANC -led National Government and the ongoing drought, Cape Town still managed to, through continued extensive awareness communication, the installation of water management devices, pressure management and a leak repair programme, avoid our taps running dry.

We wish to congratulate and thank everyone involved from the City and the residents of Cape Town for this amazing effort. Let’s continue to work together and stay reminded that 50 litres has become the new normal.