To carry on avoiding the crisis of Day Zero (the day when Cape Town’s dam levels reach 13.5% and the city’s taps are expected to run dry) all Capetonians need to maintain a 87l way of life. This means doing our best use 87l of water or less a day – at home, at work or anywhere else.
While Day Zero has been postponed, it doesn’t mean that it can’t happen. If we don’t get enough winter rainfall or if everyone increases their daily usage, Day Zero could easily become a reality again.
We may have received a lot more winter rain in comparison to last year, but it could take 2 – 3 years of normal rainfall to refill our dams. So please remember that we all still need to save as much water as we can in order to continue avoiding the crisis of Day Zero.
This is an ongoing battle which means our water saving efforts need to be ongoing too.
The City of Cape Town reviews the dam water levels on a daily and weekly basis. To view the dam levels for today simply click the link below.