People with money have special storage tanks to collect water during those times, which in turn allows them to have water around the clock.
People without storage tanks collect water in jugs and buckets and often have to take bucket baths when the water is not turned on.
By 2030, the shortfall could rise to three billion cubic meters.
China has about the same amount of water as Canada put around 40 more times people.
The shortages are particularly acute in northern China where half the population lives with only 15 percent of China’s water.
On top of that the North China Plain is home to about 42 percent of China’s population but only has 8 percent of the country’s water resources.
If the region where a country its water availability would rank below Morocco.
By some estimates 400,000 people a year are driven from the homes because of water shortages.