Day Zero in Cape Town Pushed Back Again

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, February 24, 2018
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There is some good news for Cape Town, South Africa.

The City of 433,688 is facing a water shortage.

Cape Town is currently experiencing a water crisis, following a drought that began in 2015, which is said to be the worst that the region has experienced in one hundred years.

The City of Cape Town originally had projected that Day Zero would be reached on the 4th of June, 2018. Day Zero refers to the date when when most of the city's water will be shut off, and residents will have to queue to collect a water ration of 25 litres per person per day.

Now the date has been pushed to July 9.

On average the city only receives 103.7 days with precipitation per year. The wettest months are typically June, July, and August.

The Team

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