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CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town says, to ensure a timeous roll-out of City’s emergency water augmentation projects, The Mayoral Committee has approved 8 permanent and 43 temporary positions.

A statement by City says points out that the approval of new positions will address staff requirements for water resilience projects such as desalination, water reclamation, spring water and aquifer extraction. "The City is designing and developing a set of criteria to bring the necessary and required skills on board. 

All applicants will be subjected to the same criteria and human resources processes as prescribed by law," the statement read.

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In the next few months, the City also intends to issue out approximately twenty tenders for various schemes as part of its emergency water augmentation projects. 

City’s  Mayoral Committee Member for Informal Settlements, Water and Waste Services; and Energy, Councillor Xanthea Limberg said, "Every bit of experience that we build up now will stand us in good stead as we try to adapt to prolonged drought conditions as part of our New Normal approach to the unpredictability of climatic condition".

The City urges residents to reduce water flow on their property through adjusting their private stopcocks or water control taps. Here is a video illustrating how to adjust a stopcock:

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