City of Cape Town's Water Supply Augmentation Process 'Not Cancelled'

The City of Cape Town has announced on Monday that its emergency augmentation programme to increase the supply of water in the drought-stricken metro has not been cancelled as reported in the media.

"Contrary to allegations emerging over the weekend, the City of Cape Town's augmentation programme is progressing with urgency," said Xanthea Limberg, mayoral committee member for informal settlements, water and waste services and energy.

Limberg said the first tender batch issued comprised of small-scale temporary containerised desalination plants in Hout Bay, Granger Bay and Dido Valley. However, tender bids which were received were non-responsive, he said.