The human-caused climate change made the ‘Day Zero’ drought in southwestern South Africa — named after the day when Cape Town’s municipal water supply would need to be shut off — five to six times more likely.
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Cape Town might have dodged Day Zero, but a new hyper-consciousness of water use looks set to be the new normal — and not just for the drought-hit African city.
Although Cape Town has pushed back day zero – the day that the city runs out of water – until June 4, the country re-assessed the magnitude of the drought and determined that it has reached disaster proportions.
The drought-stricken city announced that it will begin marking 200 collection points where its 3.7 million residents will be required to queue for a rationed supply of water on ‘Day Zero’ – currently forecast to be April 21, 2018.
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