'Day Zero' in Cape Town
A historic three year draught has Cape Town officials warning of 'Day Zero', the day when the dams will be too low to pump water into the city. In hopes to prevent 'Day Zero', a restriction of thirteen gallons of water per person per day has been set. (As a comparison, the average American uses 88 gallons a day.) Residents are relying on charity and their own ingenuity for survival. Schools have asked that students bring water from home. Cape Town is holding on to hope that the water saving methods continue then Cape Town may avoid Day Zero. But many people around the city already face a water shortage. Some say every day is Day Zero.