4 million people could be without drinking water because of the severe drought affecting the Cape region. This, as of April 21, 2018, This is what the municipality of Cape Town announced.
Patricia de Lille, mayor of Cape Town said that “The crisis has reached a seriousness that requires a new series of emergency measures. “ To alleviate the problem, the authorities imposed a water limit of 87 liters per day per person. Anyone who exceeds the threshold of daily water consumption set by the city is liable to a fine.
This historic drought has been affecting southern Africa for three years. It is aggravated by the climatic phenomenon El Nino, which has displaced the areas of rainfall to the east, depriving the Cape region of rain. The panic is gradually gaining the tourist town while the water reserves have already fallen to less than 27%.