Day Zero pushed back to 9 July

CAPE TOWN - Cape Town's Day Zero has been moved back to the 9 July.

Officials say reduced consumption has helped pushed back the date which was set at 4 June a week ago.

The city used 523 million litres per day last week, from 526 million the week before. The Groenland water donation to the Steenbras Upper Dam has also helped.

Cape Town's average dam level is now at 24.4%.

The Western Cape is currently experiencing its worst drought in 100 years. In Cape Town, level 6B water restrictions are currently in place. Capetonians have had to cut their consumption to 50 litres per person a day.

Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson says: “It’s essential now that we continue to sustain our efforts of keeping water usage low because that will assist us in defeating day zero.”

The city says its preparations for day zero continue, along with the roll-out of pressure management initiatives and the installation of water management devices at the properties of high water users across the metro.

Officials say enforcement blitzes will also continue to ensure that all water users adhere to the water restrictions.

WATCH: How you can use your 50 litres of water a day - EWN


This article first appeared on EWN : Day Zero pushed back to 9 July


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Betty's Bay is under threat, says fire chief

Betty's Bay is under threat, says fire chief

Fires are now raging in Franskraal, Karwyderskraal and Betty's Bay where the inferno is moving down the mountain towards the road.

WC dam levels reach 58% while Beaufort West water reserves are running out

WC dam levels reach 58% while Beaufort West water reserves are running out

Environmental Affairs MEC Anton Bredell has urged residents to continue to use water sparingly as the demand for water is expected to increase ahead of the warmer months.

[UPDATE] Death toll in Macassar Denel plant explosion rises to 8

[UPDATE] Death toll in Macassar Denel plant explosion rises to 8

All missing workers have been accounted for. The cause of the blaze is undetermined.

Govt declares national state of disaster to deal with drought

Govt declares national state of disaster to deal with drought

Cooperative Governance Minister Zweli Mkhize says that a stringent process will be followed to allocate drought relief funds.

Maimane: Day zero may not happen in 2018

Maimane: Day zero may not happen in 2018

Mmusi Maimane is addressing the media about the current water status in the City of Cape Town and progress made towards defeating Day Zero.

CT Mayor De Lille survives no-confidence motion by just 1 vote

CT Mayor De Lille survives no-confidence motion by just 1 vote

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has narrowly survived a vote of no confidence against her.

Popular articles
I’ve never seen anything like this! – Simon Brown on Old Mutual vs Peter Moyo

I’ve never seen anything like this! – Simon Brown on Old Mutual vs Peter Moyo

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Simon Brown, Financial Educator at Just One Lap.

[WATCH] Volkswagen’s new feel-good Kombi ad 'Cupcake Boss' is brilliant

[WATCH] Volkswagen’s new feel-good Kombi ad 'Cupcake Boss' is brilliant

Advertisers traditionally warn against working with children. In this ad it works beautifully, says ad expert Andy Rice.

Court orders Gupta-linked Trillian to pay back R600 million to Eskom

Court orders Gupta-linked Trillian to pay back R600 million to Eskom

It also ordered the company to pay for all the costs of the application. Bruce Whitfield interviews EWN’s Clement Manyathela.

Fight continues for family of 11 evicted from Paarl wine farm

Fight continues for family of 11 evicted from Paarl wine farm

On May 7, the Land Claims Court heard an application to have the eviction of Nomabongo Sweetness May and her family rescinded.

Investigation underway into cause of Cape Town hotel fire

Investigation underway into cause of Cape Town hotel fire

Staff and guests at Durbanville's Ruslamere hotel were evacuated while firefighters battled the blaze on Tuesday morning.

Sexual abuse claims at CT orphanage, manager 'under the influence of alcohol'

Sexual abuse claims at CT orphanage, manager 'under the influence of alcohol'

MEC for Social Development Sharna Fernandez says after affidavits taken and charges laid, Al-Noor orphanage has been deregistered.

[WATCH] Internet blown away by best way ever to peel garlic!

[WATCH] Internet blown away by best way ever to peel garlic!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

BP could be fined millions for illegally building 17 petrol stations

BP could be fined millions for illegally building 17 petrol stations

The case against international petroleum giant was brought by environmental group Uzani Environmental Advocacy.