WATCH | SA may run out of drinking water by 2030 or sooner

JOHANNESBURG - The National Water and Sanitation Master plan indicates that demand for water will exceed available supply by 2030 if preventative measures are not taken.

Seven of the 13 major systems in the country are expected to fall short if their capacity is not increased. Experts are now warning that day zero may come much sooner.

READ: SA's water crisis | Persistent complaints about lack of water

Different communities in the country have had to go weeks with dry taps, leaving them to rely on water tankers for water. In these communities, residents have complained that in most cases these water tankers do not show up.

Interwaste director of business development and marketing, Kate Stubbs, says it's not too late to fix our water infrastructure. She says this would require collaboration from different entities and the government.

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