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Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' in water crisis

Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' in water crisis”

The day that taps in drought-hit Cape Town are forecast to run dry has been pushed back another month to July 9, authorities in the South African city announced on Tuesday.

Officials in the popular tourist destination initially projected "Day Zero" for April.

The ideas generated will contribute to effective solutions to the Cape Town water crisis, ideas that will be shared with other water-stressed cities around the world. The date has since been delayed a number of times, most recently to June 4.

Emergency water restrictions are still in place.

"I urge the residents of Cape Town not to ease up on their water-saving efforts‚" he said.

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A range of activities over the weekend include talks; exhibits on water technology, composting toilets and DIY; workshops on water saving, harvesting and grey water treatment; the 25-litre challenge; family-friendly kid's activities; and community engagements with a panel of experts about Day Zero.

Water consumption averaged 523 megalitres per day (MLD) which, although significantly better that the 1 130MLD in 2014, was way off the target of 450MLD.

"While we have not yet reached the target of 450 megaliters per day, we have together brought down our daily usage by 3 megaliters which is an encouraging step in the right direction".

The push-back was attributed to Groenland water reaching Steenbras Upper Dam, but Neilson warned that the slight increase in dam levels would be reversed if water consumption increased. Water issues dominate the city's website, which is topped by a link to a water use calculator to help people learn how to get under the 50-liter threshold.

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