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Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’ pushed back

People collect drinking water from pipes fed by an underground spring, in St. James, about 25km from the city centre, on January 19, 2018, in Cape Town. (Photo: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Kiran Paul

South African city of Cape Town, experiencing the worst drought in a century, announced on Monday that ‘Day Zero’ has been moved back to 11 May. The city administration was earlier notified that it would turn off most water taps in 16 April. The statement from the municipal administartion cited declining agricultural usage as reason for new forecast. Residents are increasingly resort to alternative water sources to augment their consumption needs, it added. The officials, however, asked the people to continue following the restrictions and are gearing up for the potential health risks. “Capetonians must continue reducing consumption if we…

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