Cape Town's deputy mayor Ian Neilson says Level 6B water restrictions will remain in place, despite Day Zero being pushed out indefinitely.
We're going to have to keep to the 6B restrictions for quite a few months, right into the winter period.— Ian Neilson, Deputy mayor in the City of Cape Town
He says the combined water-saving efforts have allayed the threat of a Day Zero this year.
On Wednesday, DA leader Mmusi Maimane announced that Day Zero may not happen in 2018.
Neilson says that the City of Cape Town's Day Zero projections have always been conservative.
Neilson explains that residents will have to continue saving water to keep Day Zero at bay.
He adds that officials will monitor water usage and rainfall over the winter period before reviewing the level of water restrictions enforced.
All of things combined together put us in a much more favourable postion.— Ian Neilson, Deputy mayor in the City of Cape Town
It is absolutely essential that people keep saving water, or we will go back to having a Day Zero.— Ian Neilson, Deputy mayor in the City of Cape Town
We are not entirely out of the woods yet, this is conditional on us counting to save water.— Ian Neilson, Deputy mayor in the City of Cape Town
Take a listen to the deputy mayor explain the developments: