The drought has already caused cuts to water supply in parts of the city ©DPA/PA Images
The drought has already caused cuts to water supply in parts of the city ©DPA/PA Images

Cape Town facing ‘Zero Day’ of water

18 January 2018

Businesses and residents of Cape Town, South Africa, have been told the city could run out of water in the next three months unless use is restricted.

As the ongoing water crisis has escalated, Patricia de Lille, the executive mayor of Cape Town, warned the city would run out of water by 22 April, dubbed “Zero Day”, if it continues to use more than 500m litres of water a day.

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