Cape Town will run out of water in less than 80 days

first_img Posted by As you walk in to Woolworths in Greenpoint. #CapeTownWaterCrisis— Graeme Raubenheimer (@GraemeRauby) January 22, 2018The water shortage is leading many residents to stock up on drinking water at local springs. CNN reports that water levels at dams have dropped 1.4% in the last week.On Twitter, the hashtag #CapeTownwatercrisis has been trending, with many users posting photos and videos related to the shortage. One of the most shocking videos was posted by Alistair Coy on Jan. 24, which shows Cape Town’s largest dam, Theewaterskloof, looking completely barren. Share Travelweek Group CAPE TOWN — It’s hard to believe that a major international city can ever run out of water, but it’s true – and it’s going to happen in Cape Town, South Africa on April 12.Locals are calling the day ‘Day Zero’, when taps will run dry following the worst drought in over 100 years. The situation is so dire, in fact, that Day Zero was initially set for April 22; earlier this week, officials bumped up the date by 10 days.Residents are being urged to recycle bath water to flush toilets, limiting showers to 90 seconds, and using hand sanitizer to wash hands. However, according to the mayor’s office, the majority of people “do not seem to care and are sending all of us headlong towards Day Zero.”If you want to know how serious the water situation is in Cape Town, this footage of the largest dam, Theewaterskloof, was taken this morning! Day Zero is not far away! @CapeTown @[email protected]#savewaternow— Alistair Coy (@alistaircoy) January 24, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img “Don’t flush this toilet”Yeah, apartheid is looking pretty good right about now.#CapeTownWaterCrisis— Scott Endres (@Scott_Endres) January 21, 2018In response, local authorities are taking matters into their own hands by enforcing water restrictions, effective Feb. 1. Residents will only be allowed to use 50 litres of water per person, per day, down from the current 87 litres per day.More news:  Visit Orlando unveils new travel trade tools & agent perksIn an official statement, South African tourism said: “To counter the short-term effects of the drought, the city has put in place a number of initiatives to increase the supply of water and make provision for water shortages for locals and visitors. There will be water for tourists’ essential daily needs including access to drinking water and for personal hygiene. At present, tourists will be able to shower and maintain daily hygiene. Some swimming pools at hotels have been converted to salt (ocean) water.”Not even 6am… #CapeTown #CapeTownwatercrisis— Waseefa (@Cfa89) January 21, 2018 Thursday, January 25, 2018 Tags: South Africa Cape Town will run out of water in less than 80 dayslast_img

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