Capetown is going through one of the worst droughts in its history. Officials have designated a date (Day Zero) on which most taps will be turned off and everyone will be subjected to a strict water-rationing system. The main reason for the water shortage is a lack of rain in the water catchment area. To save Capetown from Day Zero seven new water projects are in preparation to augment supplies. Though the Day Zero date has been postponed but the problem is yet not solved. We hope that things get better as we tell you what will happen after Day Zero.
Most schools will have to close if they don’t have their own safe supply from boreholes or rainwater tanks.
Town residents will have to collect water at collection sites or points of distribution under army vigilance.