Quartz » Cape Town announced on Feb. 21 that it would be pushing back its dreaded “Day Zero” by a month, from June 4 to July 9, thanks to a lesser-than-expected drop in water levels over the preceding week. The revised Day-Zero date suggests Cape Town’s recent measure to restrict residents down to 50 liters (13 gallons) of water per day, considered by experts to be the bare minimum for sanitation and survival, seems to be working.