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Day Zero in Cape Town, South Africa

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Day Zero = Water shutoff in Cape Town, South Africa

The Cape Town water crisis in South Africa began in 2015, resulting in a severe water shortage in the region. In early 2018, the dam levels were predicted to decline to critically low levels by April, the City announced plans for “Day Zero”, when the municipal water supply would largely be shut off if a particular lower limit of water storage was reached, potentially making Cape Town the first major city to run out of water.

In 2018 reports began of a looming water-crisis. The government has launched an online waterviewer. More info online capetownetc.

Key Links

Massey Video

How to stop another ‘Day Zero’


Cape Town Day Zero


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