Cape Town is Bracing for the Day it Turns off Running Water to 4 Million People

Cape Town dam levels are dangerously low.

Cape Town is Bracing for the Day it Turns off Running Water to 4 Million People

The water shortage in Cape Town is getting more and more coverage by global news outlets.

After their “Day Zero” (when they limit people to 6.5 gals of water a day) we should really start to see the effects of a city without water. Keep a close eye on what happens as it could get really bad for Cape Town residents.

Keep in mind, just a couple years ago, Cape Town’s dams were full and they were being heralded as an example of how to conserve water. A combination of an epic drought and partisan politics brought them to where they are now. (Sound familiar Los Angeles?)

While we all wish Cape Town the best, this could be a good learning point for preppers around the world.

Cape Town, South Africa, a city roughly the size of Los Angeles, is about to run out of water — completely.

Authorities are warning that as soon as May 11 — which they’ve ominously dubbed “Day Zero” — the drought-stricken city will have to cut off taps to all homes and most businesses, leaving nearly all of the city’s 4 million residents without access to running water.

Residents will then have to go to roughly 200 collection points scattered across the city to collect strictly rationed water. People will be allowed just 25 liters — about 6.5 gallons — of water a day. That’s all the water they’ll have for drinking, bathing, flushing toilets, and washing their hands.

Some services like hospitals, clinics, and schools will be exempt from the cutoff and will continue to have access to running water.

Source: Cape Town is bracing for “Day Zero” — the day it cuts off running water for 4 million people

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