Naasir M Favors, age 10, and Miles Mathieu, age 8

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In Cape Town, 3.78 million people are running out of water. A drought that started in 2015, with a lack of rain and high temperatures, has turned into a crisis. The city has declared May 11 as Day Zero, when its water supply is expected to run out. Once all the water runs out, citizens will only be given 6.6 gallons for all household activities like cooking, drinking, and bathing. For comparison, according to the US Department of the Interior’s US Geological Survey, the average American uses between 80-100 gallons per day.