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    Default Re: Day zero when the Cape runs dry

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal Hannes View Post
    Is it raining in Cape Town.
    Yip. On and off. We need more

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    Can see CT from Pringle, was raining earlier we had heavy rain here
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    Great to hear!

    Please keep us updated on your rainfall, we may not be in the same predicament, but we really feel for you guys.
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    Here in Melkbos, had some drizzle and than sunshine at about 17:30, my weather station showing millibars rising so I think rain gone, rainfall recorded 2 MM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caracal View Post
    They cancelled all the desal plant tenders, they awarded only 1. That was for the V&A Waterfront. The two being built at Monwabisi and Strand are being built at risk by the contractor as there is still no signed contract for either plant.

    This whole water thing with Cape Town has opened my and many other eyes within the contracting industry to the amount of unprofessional-ism, corruption, nepotism and down right mismanagement within the City of Cape Towns DA corridors.

    The City must have cost the contractors millions and millions in wasted resources to attend site visits (with most of the tenderers flying into Cape Town), to stay in hotels, to hire cars, to spend endless nights putting bids together, getting bids back to the City again with flights, accommodation and rentals and then follow up queries during the December holidays. We submitted 7 tenders out of the 10 or 11 rounds. We attended most site visits. To put it into context it cost us approx R200K per tender to compile and submit. So just for my company it has cost over R1.8 million to attend the site visits and submit 7 tenders. Multiply that by the on average 10-15 companies that did the same and we start to get a picture of how much money the City of Cape Town wasted.

    Also notwithstanding that we were lowest on 3 of the cancelled tenders, it leaves a very bitter taste in ones mouth and doesnt instill any faith in the City to be able to plan and make decisions. This from a DA run province nogal.

    They need to remember that if Cape Town has another bad rainfall season they will be running back to the contractors with cap in hand to help them out again. I wouldnt be surprised if they got the middle finger from alot of them and quite frankly they would richly deserve the predicament that they would find themselves in.
    Mate of mine owns the company provisionally awarded 2 of the builds. Looks like they will struggle to survive, they've also been screwed by Umgeni Water and a big civils company. Civils company not paid by government, not paying my mate. He's lost R30 million. Having dinner with him on Friday, will get the update.
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    Default Re: Day zero when the Cape runs dry

    9mm in Bellville

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    http://www.saeon-fynbos.org/dwarsber...rshoek-weather

    74mm where it matters most! That rain-gauge is around the division between the Teewaters-Berg-Steenbras/Palmiet catchments. Hopefully lots of run-off resulted

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    12mm On the farm just south of Orchard Farmstall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niclemaitre View Post
    http://www.saeon-fynbos.org/dwarsber...rshoek-weather

    74mm where it matters most! That rain-gauge is around the division between the Teewaters-Berg-Steenbras/Palmiet catchments. Hopefully lots of run-off resulted
    Would like to know what the "other side" of the mountain got? Theewaterskloof is in proper trouble...
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    I manged to collect 1000L in SWest. Looking forward to another predicted spell of rain next week..

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    Looks like we're in for close to 30mm next week in Bellville. That is if YR can get it right.
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    Interesting investigations on the 'iceberg for water' notion.

    https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/N...-town-20180427

    South African marine salvage expert Nick Sloane, who sprang to international fame when he refloated the massive Costa Concordia wreck in the Mediterranean in 2013, is hatching a plan to tow icebergs to Cape Town to ease the city's water crisis.

    It may sound off the wall, but Sloane says the iceberg proposal has generated enough interest among experts for him to hold a seminar on the project in Cape Town in mid-May.
    Engineers and University of Cape Town academics have been assessing it.
    Dr Chris von Holdt from Aurecon's advisory practice, who has done a technical assessment and economic evaluation of the iceberg proposal, said: "I believe it has sufficient technical feasibility and economic merit to be considered seriously as a supply option for filling the supply gaps during periods of drought."




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    -and CT doing really well on the water saving front!
    Well done all!

    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/sou...e-recent-rain/

    A new record low for water consumption was reached in Cape Town last week.
    According to deputy mayor Ian Neilson Cape Town residents used only 505 million litres a day last week.




    SPOTLIGHT: SA'S WATER CRISIS
    Everything you need to know about the country's water woes


    This coincided with rainfall which raised dam levels in the Western Cape from 20% to 20.9% last week.
    Neilson said that the rainfall could have led to residents relaxing and using more water than usual but that‚ instead‚ the "conscientious" mindset of Capetonians meant that less was used.
    "These efforts will go a long way to ensuring that the City will make it safely through the winter‚" said Neilson.
    The city's ultimate aim is to bring consumption down to 450 million litres‚ and to keep it there for the foreseeable future as changing weather patterns are making large parts of the already water-scarce Western‚ Northern‚ and Eastern Cape provinces even drier.
    Neilson called on residents to monitor their water usage so they could stay within the 50 litre per day target.
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    Wow, the stupid is strong with that one.

    Reasons for Day Zero being pushed back:

    Water from other sources
    End of agricultural allocations
    Calculations had not included rainfall as that was not guaranteed

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    Default Re: Day zero when the Cape runs dry

    Quote Originally Posted by niclemaitre View Post
    Wow, the stupid is strong with that one.
    The stupid is very, very strong in all the vlogs that Adam Spires has done on the water crisis - he has no clue about science, and is only really interested in numbers of views.
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    The one think that true from the video is the effect its had on the Hotel business there.

    The unintended consequence of day zero campaign has decimated the occupancies.

    Even over the WTM conference hotels had many rooms available, normally you cannot get one.

    The Westin ( next to the ICC ) runs now below 40% occupancy when it used to be above 80%
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