The department said the mandatory water interruption is due to dam levels reaching critically low levels. The iLembe District and eThekwini Metro are the regions most impacted by the water rationing.
California is entering a new era of drought risk as the climate changes, scientists warned as governor Jerry Brown imposed water restrictions. Brown ordered a 25% cut in potable water use across the state, which is entering its fourth consecutive year of drought.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time on residents, businesses and farms, ordering cities and towns in the drought-ravaged state to reduce usage by 25%.