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WC govt officials to meet with MPs over drought talks

Dams feeding Cape Town are sitting at just over 37% capacity.

FILE: The water level at the Theewaterskloof Dam paints a bleak picture of the water crisis facing the Western Cape. Picture: Bertram Malgas/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Western Cape government officials are set to meet with Members of Parliament (MPs) on Wednesday to discuss the drought.

A drier than usual winter is only adding to the province's water woes.

Dams feeding Cape Town are sitting at just over 37% capacity.

Collective water consumption in the city is still unacceptably high.

The provincial local government department’s James Brent-Styan says that officials will meet with the Water and Sanitation committee.

"We look to discussing solutions and support. To tackle this drought effectively will require the concerted effort from role-players, in particular, the national government, who we look to for bulk water infrastructure and some financial support going forward."

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