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Cape Town running out of water.

Cape Town is set to become the first major world city to run out of water.

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South Africa’s second-largest city is set to become the first major world hub to exhaust its water supply, once its reservoirs dry up in mid-to-late April. At least 4 million people will run out of water when that happens.

Residents of Cape Town are facing an increasingly dire situation: in less than three months, they will need to stand in line to receive individual allotments of water. At present, those living in the city have been asked to limit themselves to 87 liters of water per day, or 23 gallons. On February 1, that number will drop to 50 liters (13 gallons). For context, the average American uses around 100 gallons of water per day — more than seven times what Capetonians will be asked to use.

Plans for “Day Zero” — the day when taps will run dry — are even more strict, with each person limited to 6.6 gallons of water. Police and other officials will be on hand to direct crowds and contain anticipated protests and backlash. For many in Cape Town, the logistics could grow impossibly complicated, with officials expecting insufficient water for toilets, and some residents — including the very young, elderly, and disabled — unable to physically wait in line before carting gallons of water back to their homes.


Looks like South Africa is facing a slow motion disaster. This predicament is going to likely becoming more and more common in the future, this first taste will set the benchmark for the response to it.

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Yeah, I saw this. What's more disturbing is that criminal gangs are trying to gather and hoard water from wherever they can get their hands on it with the intention to price-gouge residents for their illegal operations.

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A spring used by a brewery in the Newlands area of the city has become a popular place for citizens - and organised gangs - to get additional water.

"It's clear that the guys turning up in vans full of 25-litre containers are not doing it for their 'personal use', " said Mr Bowden.

"For enterprising gangs this is South Africa’s bitcoin. They know the value of stored fresh drinking water will soar in coming weeks and getting thousands of litres of it now for free is likely to be extremely profitable."


http://www.independent.co.uk/travel...a-a8175686.html

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Climate change is a myth fabricated by liberals to expand government oversight and tax the wealthy.

You can "tax" the "water" right out of my bladder!


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Yeah because DROUGHT has NEVER Happened in the History of the WORLD before!

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It's all part of my plan. As soon as esCape Town runs out of water and all the rich foreigners bugger off I'm moving down to one of those multi-million dollar mansions on the beach with my dogs and my water that I've carefully been hoarding up here on the Highveld. All hail Lex Luthor who gave me the idea. Mwhua ha ha ha!


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Do you have to wear a hat to keep your head from burning ?


This is Africa. The sun is not your friend.


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Gee? It gets HOT in Africa? Could that have anything to do with its Water probs????


Nah. All Climte Change I am sure.


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Gee? It gets HOT in Africa? Could that have anything to do with its Water probs????


Nah. All Climte Change I am sure.


Nothing to do with weather. Ineffective and corrupt government.


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Africa does seem to have more then its fair share of those things too.


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Africa does seem to have more then its fair share of those things too.


No lies. Getting Zuma as President after Mandela was like taking a step back into the Dark Ages.


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No lies. Getting Zuma as President after Mandela was like taking a step back into the Dark Ages.


But still not a "Shit Hole' right?!


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But still not a "Shit Hole' right?!


Depends who you ask wink

I was born here and I love it here. Many people leave and then spend hours every week writing about how much they miss home, which gets annoying. Life isn't always easy or fair but then, 'Africa isn't for sissies', as the saying goes.

When you live here you either love it or hate it, that's for sure.


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OH I know how that works. I live in one of those Places well.


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OH I know how that works. I live in one of those Places well.


Oh? Where do you live?


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