The Western Cape has been experiencing a drought during the last 3 years like it only occurs every 100 to 1000 years.
Typically, the summer months are dry with rainfalls during the winter months. In the last three years the winter rainfalls where not strong enough to guarantee full water supply during the summer months.
Due to drastic water savings by businesses, households and all people in Cape Town as well as some undertakings by the City of Cape Town, it is now predicted that even in the worst case, "day zero" (the day Cape Town would run out of water if no rainfall occurs and with no countermeasures taken) will not happen this year.
Tourists to Cape Town in general and students and volunteers in particular will only be minimally affected by the drought although all visitors are asked to use water in a wise and responsible manner.
[Cape Town, 12 March 2018]
We have taken the water drought very seriously and put a number of measures in place not only to minimise the impact for our clients but also to use this precious resource in a wise and responsible manner.
This is what we have done and continue doing to save water: