People queue to collect water from a spring in the Newlands suburb as fears over the city's water crisis grow in Cape Town, South Africa, January 25, 2018. Picture taken January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
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If drastic consumption reductions are not achieved by so-called "Day Zero", people will have to queue at 200 standpipes for daily rations of 25 liters.The city, which attracts millions of tourists every year, has enforced strict waste controls including prosecution of homeowners who use more than the current 50-litre daily limit.Every day the city uses more than 450 million litres, so-called "Day Zero" -- the last day of normal water supply -- becomes more likely. In the past week, city-wide consumption stood at an average of 547 million liters daily.
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