22nd September 09:42 PM
South Africa still at risk of going dry as it faces its worst drought in over a century
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 17/04/2018
Cape Town's main water supply, at the Theewaterskloof Dam, is running dry, and the city may soon have to turn off its taps. (Photo: AP)

Cape Town, South Africa, is still at risk of going dry.

The South Africa city is facing its worst drought in over a century, and reservoirs are predicted to dip below 13.5 percent by the end of this month -  a day authorities are referring to as “day zero.”

When those numbers are reached, Cape Town officials plan to shut off running water for most of the city’s four million residents.

Citizens will then be forced to live off just 25 liters of water a day — roughly the equivalent of two toilet flushes.

Cape Town authorities say that “day zero” can be avoided if citizens limit their water consumption to 50 liters a day.

But protests have broken out, which blame the government for the drought.

Basically right now in Cape Town, you get a fine if you are caught wasting water that includes washing your car.

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