Johannesburg - Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers is sending a consignment of bottled water from Gauteng to the Western Cape in preparation for Day Zero.
Day Zero refers to the day when the City of Cape Town will be forced to turn off most of the taps and every resident will have to queue for 25 litres of water per day.
It is calculated based on knowing how much water is in the six major dams that feed Cape Town and the Western Cape Water Supply System, and knowing how much water is being used by the city’s residents, agriculture as well as the amount evaporating out of the dam.
Day Zero has recently been moved to April 12, 2018.
Gift of the Givers has confirmed that the collection of 5 litre bottled water had already commenced at more than 70 collection points throughout South Africa.