Stringent measures on the cards to deal with drought-stricken WC

Local govt and disaster management are today expected to visit areas hardest hit by the drought.

Local govt and disaster management are today expected to visit areas hardest hit by the drought. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape government said stringent measures are on the cards for local municipalities which are water-stressed.

Local government and disaster management officials are today expected to visit areas hardest hit by the drought

Some of the Cape's dams, including Voƫlvlei and Theewaterskloof are less than 50 percent full.

Environmental Affairs MEC Anton Bredell said, "The prediction is that currently we'll have a drier winter, hopefully we'll pull through to May when our rain season will stop and then we'll plan medium term to long term to see how we're going to pull through next summer because if we don't fill the dams, we're going to be in trouble in summer."