"Weeks ago, local authorities were predicting that “Day Zero” in Cape Town was going to arrive in late April, and that people will have to start procuring water from one of the 200 collection points throughout the city.
Now, after three postponements, the city calculates that it will reach that crisis point on July 9.
At that point, the remaining water will go to hospitals and certain settlements that depend on communal faucets. Most people in the city will run out of tap water for drinking, bathing or other uses.
In this way, Cape Town could be just the first of many other cities that could have no access to clean water.
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