Cape Town mayor pledges city will not run out of water

V&A Waterfront provides free land for Cape Town desalination project.
Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille has pledged that the city "will not run out of water" as construction of desalination projects gets underway.
The mayor commented during a visit to the construction site of a new desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront, whose East Pier Road site was given to the city for free.
The completed plant is expected to produce two million litres of water per day which will be fed into Cape Town’s water distribution network by February next year.
In the meantime De Lille says that the city would continue to secure other "alternative water sources", reminding Cape Town residents to to play their part in conserving water.
The measures follow the prolonged water crisis earlier this year when Cape Town's potable water supply fell below ten per cent. A subsequent campaign and restrictions by the city saw the collective daily consumption of water reduced from 1.1 billion litres per day down to 585 litres per day.