Cape Town drought: South African city may avoid 'Day Zero'

Cape Town drought: South African city may avoid 'Day Zero'
 

Cape Town will not have to turn off water supplies after all if current consumption levels are maintained, the region's governing party has said.
Amid a drought, the city had set a 50-litre daily limit and had told citizens "Day Zero" was approaching when people would have to queue at standpipes.
But water-saving efforts in the South African city have seen the day pushed back from April to 27 August.
Seasonal rains should mean that date is now averted, the city said.
The shortages follow three years of low rainfall.
"Thus, provided we continue our current water savings... read more

 
7 March 2018 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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