Opposition parties slam timing of CT's water augmentation plans
The ANC and ACDP say the city has taken too long to put its emergency water plans into action which have been in the offing for years.
CAPE TOWN - Opposition parties in the city council have slammed the timing of the city’s water augmentation plans, saying the water shortage crisis could have been averted.
ANC leader in council Xolani Sotashe says heads should roll for the leak at the Newlands reservoir.
“Officials confirmed that that reservoir has been leaking for two and a half years, and they were conservative with the truth and we’ve been losing about one million litres of water a day of purified water.”
The ACDP’s Grant Haskin says that the city has neglected to action its plans for desalination that it's had for years.
“So either you build a desalination plant in 2011, or you build a new head office for the department, so history proves that the office has been built and there’s not one desalination plant in Cape Town.”