Capetonians have been allowed to breathe a collective sigh of relief as city officials announced that day zero would not happen either this year or next.
After months of stringent water usage and recent generous rainfall, dam levels have increased and locals have been able to look at the water crisis in a more optimistic fashion.
Will day zero hit Cape Town?
The DA-lead #DefeatDayZero team said they were “confident that there will be no prospect of reaching Day Zero in 2019”, during a media briefing on Thursday.
However, they did maintain that this is dependent on locals adhering to the water restrictions, which currently remain in place. Each person is still only permitted to use 50 litres per day.
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