Officials in Cape Town, South Africa have pushed back the projections for “day zero”, which is the day that their water sources are expected to run out. The original date was April 16 but is now May 11.
The extension of dates is due to the agricultural sector using its allotment of resources to cut off water which resulted in a date extension.
In an effort to continue reducing consumption, citizens are limited to no more than thirteen gallons per person per day.
This simple reduction would help further extend the projection date of “day zero” or hopefully, eliminate the problem as a whole.