This is the question that we should all be asking ourselves. Would we rather work together and defeat Day Zero by saving water now or allow ourselves to be defeated and queue for hours on end to access water?
Queueing for water. A logistical nightmare that will further marginalise communities, disable the vulnerable and negatively impact the economy that already has been brought to its knees with the current level 6B restrictions.
We encourage you to work together towards defeating Day Zero!
We also encourage you to support the local False Bay Water Task Team as they mobilise community resources and collate information on where these resources will be needed, to support vulnerable groups, and provide assistance at points of distribution should our collective efforts fail. This community driven process, part of the City’s Call to Action – “Your Community Water Plan”, activated by local Ward Councillor, Aimee Kuhl.
The City of Cape Town has identified 200 water points of distribution (PODs). The location of these points aren’t public knowledge at this stage. And whilst we hope that there won’t be a need for these PODs to be activated, we can assure you that the MID is ready to mobilise support and resources, together with the community, in the event that these PODs are activated.
Report water wastage and leaks to the City of Cape Town via WhatsApp on 063 407 3699.
What else can you do beside saving water, checking for -and fixing leaks?
- If you are in a position as an individual or company to donate a water container to vulnerable groups elderly care facilities, early childhood development centres (ECD), etc. to harvest/store water then email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- If you are a vulnerable group e.g. ECD centre, Elderly Care Facility, Disabled, etc. who need assistance with water delivery then email email@example.com to register or get more information
- If you are a Neighbourhood Watch then you can register as a volunteer to assist at PODs – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also read the Water Disaster Plan Press Briefing Presentation here.