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    Quote Originally Posted by noxibox View Post
    That was perhaps the way it was presented earlier in the summer. By midsummer they were saying it was definitely going to happen. They were specifically stating it had become unavoidable and that all people could do was prevent it from happening sooner. It was not a question of if it was going to happen, but when.
    They were 'economical with the truth' about the reality of the water crisis. When has that not been true of a politician?

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    CITY OF CAPE TOWN

    16 APRIL 2018

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Planned zone pressure testing continues across the metro

    The City of Cape Town is continuing its zone pressure testing across the metro. This could lead to intermittent supply disruptions. It forms part of our drought intervention efforts. Read more below:

    The City continues to roll out zone pressure testing across the metro in its effort to provide a reliable water supply service to the residents of Cape Town and to reduce water usage during the drought.

    Affected areas Date Time and duration
    Sunningdale Zone: Sunningdale, Bloubergstrand, Table View, Parklands, Big Bay and Flamingo Vlei Area. It is bounded by Big Bay Boulevard to the north, Killarney Gardens and Dunoon to the east, Otto Du Plessis Drive to the west and Racecourse Road to the south. Tuesday 17 April 2018 Between 20:00 and 02:00
    Woodstock and Salt River areas which are bounded by Strand Road to the north, Nelson Road to the west, Albert Road and Liesbeek Parkway to the east and Alma Road to the south. Tuesday 17 April 2018 Between 20:00 and 04:00.
    Bellville South Zone which is the Bellville Area. It is bounded by Hoffman and Uranium Street to the north, Peter Barlow Drive to the east, Modderdam Road to the west and Robert Sobukwe Road to the south. Thursday 19 April 2018 Between 20:00 and 02:00.
    Cape Town CBD, Gardens and Zonnebloem areas which are bounded by the Strand and Hans Strijdom Roads to the north, Buitenkant Street to the west, Barron Street to the east and Constitution and Wesley Roads to the south. Thursday 19 April 2018 Between 20:00 and 04:00.

    At all times careful consideration will be given to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply in the affected areas.

    Please keep only up to 10 litres of water for essential usage if required however, residents living in the affected areas are urged not to stockpile large volumes of municipal water. This is because if there are any significant service interruptions, they are not expected to be in effect for long periods. Please also keep taps closed to prevent water damage in the event of a disruption and water being restored after a disruption.

    The City regrets any inconvenience caused. However, these are part of our efforts to keep Day Zero away.


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    Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

    Media enquiries: Farouk Robertson, Communication Officer: Water and Sanitation Management Department, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 400 9873 or Cell: 084 307 2001.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biometrics View Post
    Bloubergstrand, Table View, Parklands, Big Bay and Flamingo Vlei Area. It is bounded by Big Bay Boulevard to the north, Killarney Gardens and Dunoon to the east, Otto Du Plessis Drive to the west
    the entire Bloubergstrand area is west of Otto du Plessis ...
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    CITY OF CAPE TOWN


    16 APRIL 2018


    STATEMENT BY THE CITY’S EXECUTIVE DEPUTY MAYOR, ALDERMAN IAN NEILSON


    Water usage spikes by 5% to 542 million litres per day


    As at today, Monday 16 April 2018, our collective consumption over the past week was 542 million litres of water per day. This is up from an average of 516 million litres last week. Dam levels have declined a further 0,5% to 20,9% . Read more below:


    The fall in dam levels can be attributed to environmental influences such as higher temperature and evaporation, as well as an increase in usage by customers. Thus far April has been relatively warm, mimicking the climate patterns of March. High temperatures were experienced last week, as well as high winds in the catchment areas.


    Although the majority of our water users are doing their best to lower usage to 50 litres per day, there may be some whose usage still fluctuate according to the weather.


    We need to reduce our total consumption to 450 million litres per day to keep within the allocation provided to the City by the National Department of Water and Sanitation. This requires individuals to use no more than 50 litres per person per day. We must achieve this target to stretch the available water supplies as far as possible into the winter months and through the remainder of the year.


    We have made great progress so far, but we are not yet out of the woods. We must continue to keep our usage as low as possible.


    Although the winter months will likely bring more rain, we cannot estimate how much rain we will have, or count on it having a significant impact on our dam levels. The City will therefore continue its drought interventions, including pressure management, accelerated leak repair, Level 6b restrictions and tariffs to deter high water usage, as long as needed to see us through the drought.


    We encourage all of our water users who are living the #50LitreLife to show their commitment to saving our precious water by getting a free profile picture at http://bit.ly/2IzvM2t


    Please visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for all water-related information.



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    For English: https://soundcloud.com/ct-media/dash...eilson-english


    For Afrikaans: https://soundcloud.com/ct-media/dash...lson-afrikaans



    Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town


    Media enquiries: Alderman Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 400 1306 or Cell: 083 306 6730, Email: [email protected] (please always cc [email protected]).

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    Dams at 20.9%, drops 0.5% a week.
    Usage at 542ML/day, target is 450 ML/day.

    We're going to be under 20% in two weeks. That's only 6.5% from day zero. April has been dry so far so it's starting to look like a dry winter ahead.

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    Ooh, that's so dry ...

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    Not just Cape Town facing Day Zero: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/N...-time-20180417

    The government will release water from the Berg River Dam into the Misverstand Dam as a lifeline to Saldanha, whose water supply will run out in seven days.

    While Cape Town's Day Zero has been pushed into 2019, Saldanha, the centre of one of the country's industrial development zones, has enough water in the Misverstand supply dam to last only until April 24, Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti said at a briefing on Tuesday.
    The water will be released on Wednesday afternoon and will take seven days to reach Misverstand Dam, 138km from the Berg River Dam.

    Nkwinti said there was a risk of local flooding from the release, and all municipalities along the Berg River had their disaster management teams on alert.
    The amount of water taken from the Berg River would mean a drop of about 0.4% in the dams that supply Cape Town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon_R View Post
    Not just Cape Town facing Day Zero: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/N...-time-20180417
    Ouch, 0.4% off our supply. We're going to be under 20% (6.5% from DZ) before the end of the month.

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    Misverstand is an overflow dam in the flow of the river. Next to it is club Elani where plenty of well off folk keep their speed boats. In the past 4 years of visiting Misverstand I have never seen it not flowing... If the flow is indeed so weak they need to release water then it is quite worrying.

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    We have a holiday house in Dwarskersbos and it is supplied by this dam, did not realise the problem was so serious on the West Coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rouxenator View Post
    Misverstand dam
    You said not to worry, dude.

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    Yeah - don't panic. The Bergrivier dam is not in a too bad state, it's just I never expected the flow to Misverstand to become that poor to warrant releasing more water.

    On a similar topic, water was released down Eesterivier today. The flow in the recent days have been poor and today it was better but it was brownish water, so the flow was artificially increased.

    Work at the Paradyskloof water treatment plant is progressing nicely so soon Stellenbosch will be less of a burden on the system feeding Cape Town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rouxenator View Post
    Misverstand is an overflow dam in the flow of the river. Next to it is club Elani where plenty of well off folk keep their speed boats. In the past 4 years of visiting Misverstand I have never seen it not flowing... If the flow is indeed so weak they need to release water then it is quite worrying.

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    We have a holiday house in Dwarskersbos and it is supplied by this dam, did not realise the problem was so serious on the West Coast.
    We were at Elands Bay last Easter and then already the West Coast was DROOG. As you drove up the West Coast you could clearly see stress on nature. The Verlorenvlei Estuary/Marsh was quite low a year ago, must be even worse now considering the West Coast got very little rain last winter.

    I think people need to differentiate areas here in the Western Cape with the West Coast being the driest, the Cape Town and surrounding Metros doing relatively better and the Overberg/Overstrand area doing OK. The dynamics of all the Mountain Ranges playing a large role in the rainfall.

    Once chatted with a guy about the rainfall patterns relative to the Southerly Wind for Cape Town vs the Overberg/Overstrand areas. Cape Town as such gets very little rain from the South or South Easter of which we have had quite a bit the last two dryer winters vs the Overberg/Overstrand area fairing far better as they get regular rain from the Southerly winds. Cape Town itself gets its rain more from the North Westerlies of which there has been over June/July last year but there was no follow through from August onwards, the weather went straight back to South/South Easterlies and Spring/Summer followed on quicker than usual. The point was that once that variation changes in the wind from more North Westerlies or Westerlies and less South Easters, Cape Town and the West Coast will remain more dry and when it does change expect the Overberg/Overstrand to get less. Its an interesting dynamic at play and once the cycle changes we are going to get pretty wet .... hopefully.
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    CITY OF CAPE TOWN

    20 APRIL 2018

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    Planned zone pressure testing in Epping 2 Industrial area

    The City of Cape Town continues its zone pressure testing across the metro to provide a reliable water supply service to its residents and also to lower water usage in the face of the severe drought. Read more below:

    Work is scheduled to take place on Sunday 22 April 2018 from 09:00 to 18:00 and will affect consumers in the Epping area, which is bounded by Valhalla Crescent, Bofors Circle and Jakes Gerwel Drive.

    Although interruptions are not foreseen during testing work, supply disruptions may occur. Residents are urged to please contact the water WhatsApp number 063 407 3699 should they experience a water supply disruption or outage.

    At all times careful consideration will be given to ensure minimal disruption to the water supply in the affected areas.

    Please store only up to 10 litres of water for essential usage if required. However, residents living in the affected areas are urged not to stockpile large volumes of municipal water. This is because if there are any significant service interruptions, they are not expected to be in effect for long periods. Please also keep taps closed to prevent water damage in the event of water being restored after a disruption.

    The City regrets any inconvenience caused. However, this work forms part of our efforts to keep Day Zero away.


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    Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

    Media enquiries: Farouk Robertson, Communication Officer: Water and Sanitation Management Department, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 400 9873 or Cell: 084 307 2001.

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    I've seen a budget thing going around that the city has approved 20% increases for management staff... might explain the new budget costs relating to water and electricity. Not sure if true, if it is, I wish I could get even close to a 10% increase.

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