Recently, Cape Town received an update on Day Zero, the day the city would begin cutting water to homes due to a prolonged drought. Due to the large increase in rainfall Day Zero has been canceled.
Dams supplying water to Cape Town have risen significantly and consistently, putting the region in a stronger position compared with winter last year. Provided that adequate water restrictions are maintained, the City of Cape Town is confident that there will be no prospect of reaching ‘Day Zero’ in 2019. As of June 28, dams in the area reached a capacity of over 43% which is a big jump from the previous year where they reached only 38%
The City’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson says:
“Having analysed this new data, we are now in a position to state that, not only have we managed to avoid Day Zero this year, but we will also safely get through summer in 2019.”
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