Cape Town to run out of water within weeks

South African Breweries has pledged to bottle and distribute 12 million bottles of water in Cape Town.

The measures follow nearly three years of water shortages, Cape Town's rainfall dams are sitting at 27 percent full.

As the dam levels continue to drop drastically, officials were forced to set the "day zero" as April 12, forcing locals to scramble for makeshift solutions.

16 2015 Gov. Jerry Brown talks with reporters after a meeting about the drought at his Capitol office in Sacramento Calif. California s Democratic state senators released a letter Thursday

Mokonyane said her department's mandate to supply water knew no politics and she would not be drawn into petty political squabbles while the people and economy of the Western Cape were on the verge of disaster.

Cape Town residents collect 25 litres of water at the Newlands springs in Cape Town.

Unfortunately, residents are already on edge, with legal restrictions keeping them from using more than 13 gallons per day.

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"Life beyond Day Zero will present exceptional circumstances, and we hope that emergency bylaws will be brought in to enable Capetonians to use and share groundwater with neighbours for more uses in order to relieve the burden on the City's emergency Points of Distribution (PoDs)", WWF said in a press release.

Even with the predicament they find themselves in, residents have not cut their water use significantly, said Patricia De Lille, Cape Town's mayor.

"It is quite unbelievable that a majority of people do not seem to care and are sending all of us headlong towards Day Zero".

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Maimane blamed the national government for not delivering bulk water in the form of dams. Instead, she boils about 1.5 litres of water and mixes it with about a litre of tap water to have her daily wash while the rest of us catch the slow running water in a bucket for re-use in the toilet cistern.

But Cape Town public health officials are calling for a "Day Zero" by mid-April.

"This was not what citizens should expect from a DA government and so I have come to communicate so that you are clear that we are taking decisive action", he said.

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"The city is installing thousands of water management devices on the properties of high users and ensuring that we better our record low overall water loss percentage of 16% as compared to the national average of 36%", Neilson said.


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