Wednesday/ day zero looms

It drizzled a little bit today here in the far northern suburbs of Cape Town (68 °F/ 20°C).  I am sure the precipitation did not add even a fraction of a percent to the water level in the dams here, though.   At the current dam levels (34.2% full) and water usage, city officials estimate ‘day zero’ to be May 18, 2018.  Day zero comes when dam levels have dropped to 13.5%.  At that point there will be no more water coming out of faucets, and residents will have to collect water from some 200 collection sites around the city.

From today’s front page of the Cape Times newspaper. The City of Cape Town is working hard at procuring more water resources, but is behind schedule. Day zero is looming – estimated to be May 18, 2018.

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