The City of Cape Town says despite residents reducing their water consumption by nearly half since January 2016, the worst is not over.

Day Zero, when the supply of municipal water will not be available, has, however, been delayed by two months, from March to May 2018.

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says this is due to concerted efforts and projects to save water.

She says, “On Day Zero Cape Town will have to collect water from a predefined area from about 200 sites around the City of Cape Town where people can collect water from.”

She says the World Health Organisation prescribes that for anybody to survive on daily basis, they need minimum 25 litres of water per day. So, the city will supply 25 litres of water per day per person.”