Cape Town residents are in the drips of a severe drought, and have been warned that their water may be shut off on 12th April. In an attempt to stave off that date, they've been instructed to limit their water use to 50litres per person per day. One BBC journalist tells his story about how his family are doing their bit.
The city has also banned the filling of swimming pools and washing cars, and is asking people to only take two minute showers. When they reach 'Day Zero' - the day the water is shut off - residents wil lhave to queue at 200 water stations to collect a small amount of water, which has been deemed the minimum needed in emergencies by the World Health Organisation.
The city has also launched a controversial map, using data from the water billing system to show where most water is being used, however water use might be affected by leaks and missed connections that residents are not aware of. Click here for more information about this debate around the map.
Watch a video with more about the water crisis, by ABC News here.