Cape Town - The Western Cape government is urgently preparing for the day the province's dams run dry - "Day Zero" - which it expects will arrive in December.
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille on Thursday briefed the media on the province's plans ahead of the crisis, with the provincial Disaster Risk Management team saying there was a "huge possibility" that Day Zero would arrive before the end of the year.
In that eventuality, water tankers will provide water to the municipalities of Beaufort West, Kannaland, Knysna, Bitou and the City of Cape Town.
The army has also been approached to help with the dispensation of water.
Average dam storage for the province was at 32.4% this week, compared to more than 100% in 2014.