On Tuesday, the City announced Day Zero would be moved back by four days, and is now expected on April 16.
Residents are being urged to continue saving water and councillors from Khayelitsha said they have been raising awareness. Ward 9 councillor Bongile Ngcani said: “We are hearing now that it is a disaster, but us people from rural areas are used to going to get water in buckets from the river and walking to collect water, but we tell them about how they may have to adapt to doing that here.”
He said they urged residents to report water leaks and to use as little water as they can. “It will not be easy for them, but we believe they will be able to cope. There are a lot of sick people and they rely heavily on clean water.”
Ngcani said the City was warned a long time ago about the water crisis and said there should have been measures already in place.