It seems Capetonians have begun to use more water since the City announced that winter rainfall may stave of Day Zero.
The City has been widely criticised for its use of the term as a way to get residents to cut down on water usage.
Spokesperson for the Western Cape Government, James Brent Styan says there was never a chance the city would have no water, but that there would not be enough surface water for the entire reticulation system to operate.
It's a bit of a complicated issue, but Day Zero managed to wake people up to the seriousness of the issue. We certainly have seen the impact in the water use for the past 3 years, from 1.3 billion litres per day to just above 500 million and now we are seeing it creep up a little bit...— James Brent Styan, spokesperson for WC government
We want to urge people to please continue to save water— James Brent Styan, spokesperson for WC government
March 22 is World Water Day and aims to remind people of the importance of water and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
This year's theme is Nature from Water.
To hear the rest of the conversation on water, listen below: