What living on 50 L of water a day looks like
This story is part of our series Water at Risk, which looks at Cape Town's drought and some potential risks to the water supply facing parts of Canada and the Middle East. Read more stories in the series.
The residents of Cape Town have been asked to reduce their daily water consumption to 50 litres a day as a way of alleviating the impact of three years of unprecedented drought that have hit the South African city, depleting its rain-fed reservoirs. We look at what exactly you can do with that amount in a day and how North American water use compares.
Read more stories about Water at Risk:
- Divided to the last drop: Inside Cape Town's water crisis
- 'It's not impossible': Western Canada's risk of water shortages rising
- PHOTOS | Water worries mount around the world
- How Cape Town is weaning itself off water
- Vancouver's water to get scarcer, pricier as climate changes
- One of the driest places on Earth struggles to safeguard its most precious resource
- Nobody knows what's next for Cape Town's water supply
- Read all the stories in the series