It began one evening when I was about to take a shower. I decided to stall ablutions until the next day, but the water still did not flow.
I tweeted the City of Cape Town, wanting to know whether restrictions were in place. They tweeted water rationing had begun.
“Water rationing is the start of our critical water shortages disaster plan. It will last as long as is necessary to ensure we all have access to basic water supply and until dam levels increase sufficiently or alternative water supply measures become available,” reads the city’s website.
So the water pressure had been decreased and much less water was coming out of my tap. As I’m not on the ground floor, the water doesn’t reach my apartment due to the decreased pressure.