LATEST- Day Zero won’t happen this year‚ Maimane tells Cape Town

December 01, 2014. DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane gives his party's scorecard of the government over the past year, Cape Town. Pic: Trevor Samson. © Business Day

CAPE TOWN- DA Leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday if Cape Town residents continue with their reduction of water usage then they will defeat day zero.

Maimane said at a media briefing at DA headquarters in Cape Town, “I am happy to announce today that provided we continue consuming water at current levels‚ and we receive decent winter rainfall this year‚ Day Zero will not occur in 2018. This means the taps will stay open in 2018‚”

“Residents have responded magnificently… Everyone played their part in this city-wide collective effort to keep the taps open‚”

“The 60% reduction in consumption is an incredible achievement‚ and outperforms many other cities across the world which faced severe droughts – including Sao Paulo‚ Melbourne‚ and the state of California,” he said.

Just last week deputy mayor Ian Neilson said they city council estimated that day zero will be in July 15 but the date was further pushed back to November.

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