After the earlier declaration of disaster zone in the entire province, bring about serious fear in the province, the female leader of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has confirmed the entire province a disaster area in an attempt to prevent it from running out of water.

According to her, it would allow the province to accelerate the Western Cape Disaster Management Centre’s “Avoiding Day Zero”, a strategy to ensure taps did not run dry, Zille said in a statement on Monday.

This particular disaster declaration would be gazetted during the week after the provincial cabinet and Zille signed it last week.

Subsequently, Karoo and West Coast municipalities were declared disaster areas in January 2016. It has now been extended to the entire province.