4.4.2018 01:26 pm
The city’s collective water consumption declined to 521 million litres of water a day last week.
Water levels in the dams supplying drought-stricken Cape Town have dropped to 21.9 percent, the City's deputy mayor said on Wednesday.
Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 — a month later than last forecast.
The city has informed residents that water supplies will be turned off on the day and only retained for high risk areas and essential services.
When Day Zero arrives in Cape Town, the routine surveillance systems that monitor disease outbreaks will be enhanced to pick up new diseases.
The thought of a water war is terrifying. That will be a war only the bullies can win.
The City of Cape Town on Tuesday announced that Day Zero has been pushed back to June 4 from May 11.
Temperatures had reached a high of 36 degrees Celsius in the city, with forecasts of further warm weather, with temperature set to hit 33 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and mid-to high 20s for the remainder of the week.
South Africa on Tuesday declared a “national disaster” over a drought that has ravaged parts of the country and threatened to leave the city of Cape Town without domestic tap water.
The Usuthu system flows towards Swaziland, Komati system flows to Mozambique, while the Sabie/Sand flows through the Kruger National Park.
When it comes to the water crisis, good hygiene is essential. But how do you keep your clothes clean when water is in short supply?
The show runs until tomorrow at Broadway, GrandWest. Capetonians hoping to see the extraordinary act will have to resort to YouTube.
The latest indication from city authorities is that Day Zero will be on May 11.
Because water is shared by everyone, there have to be some rules to govern the way it is used. But it’s a difficult resource and when things go wrong, the temptation is to blame the unpredictable water – or the rules.
At Cape Town’s Nazareth House, a care home for dozens of vulnerable, disabled and orphaned children, feeding time is executed with military precision.
There is an 80% of rainfall in the province, with predictions of 10-20mm of rain in most areas and up to 30-50mm possible near mountains and catchment areas.