Cape Town's 'Day Zero' pushed to July

Officials say reduced consumption has helped pushed back the date which was set at June a week ago.

    Severe water restrictions imposed on Cape Town's residents and visitors appear to be working - "Day Zero" has been pushed to July 9 instead of the scheduled date of June 4.

    Despite the fact that residents have earned themselves an extra few months, the South African city still risks becoming the first major metropolis to run out of water, because of years of drought and a rising population.

    Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports.


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