March 31, 2023
Cape Town's day zero
April 16, 2018 is Cape Town's absolute day zero, according to forecasts by local authorities. Due to the increasing drought and the low probability of rain, the metropolis of South Africa is threatened with an absolute emergency. Because then not a drop will come out of the pipes in the entire city, but only more than 200 collection points guarded by the military and police will be made available.
The restrictions for the population are already extreme: since the first of February, residents have only been allowed to use a maximum of 50 liters of water per day. For comparison: the average German consumes 120 liters a day. On average, an American consumes twice as much.
More information about the drought in Cape Town can be found here .