The good news this week is that Day Zero might not happen in 2018.  Cape Town has listened and reduced consumption dramatically.

This is a very positive position to be in. The position is further strengthened by auxiliary projects launched by the City of Cape Town and the agricultural sector both providing excess water from their own supply and coming to the end of their allocated water quota.

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The water future of Cape Town is still uncertain, despite this positive trend. Rainfall patterns are unpredictable, and the position would be very different without the measures we’ve all taken to reduce demand and manage supply. The key is now to prepare for 2019 in the event that we have yet another dry winter. If we keep our consumption low now, we’ll give the dams a better chance of filling up when the winter rains arrive. Every drop is still valuable. Keep up the good work, Cape Town!

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