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CT Mayor announces Day Zero pushed back two months

Day Zero has been pushed back two months announced City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille on Thursday, which would peg it at mid-May.

This can continue to be pushed back if people continue to save water and use the prescribed 87 litres of water per person per day....collectively to less than 500 million litres per day.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

Cape Town currently stands at a usage of 580 million litres per day collectively.

EWN reporter, Shamiela Fisher, attended the Cape Town City media briefing addressed by Mayor de Lille.

Fisher says the briefing lasted all of ten minutes.

De Lille showed us what exactly would be happening if Day Zero does arrive.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

She explains that the City showcased an event, demonstrating how people will have to queue at the estimated 200 collection points across the City of Cape Town, when the taps run dry.

Residents will receive 25 litres of water per person at these collection points.

That was basically it. That was the announcement. That was the media briefing.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

They are estimating that about 20 000 people will visit each of these collection sites each day, and will consider extending the operating hours to 24 hours.

Shamiela Fisher, EWN reporter

Listen to the details of the mayor's announcement at the press briefing below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : CT Mayor announces Day Zero pushed back two months


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