|Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on January 27, 2018 at 11:30 AM|
The country's showcase city, Cape Town is famously perched near two oceans
Nearly four million residents are anxious they will be left without running water
Security guards monitored how much water people queuing up were taking
By Associated Press
PUBLISHED: 04:57 EST, 26 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:10 EST, 26 January 2018
Long lines of South Africans collect water daily from a natural spring pipeline in an upscale suburb of Cape Town, illustrating the harsh impact of a drought that authorities say could force the closure of most taps in the country's second largest city in just over two months, an occasion ominously known as 'Day Zero'.
The prospect that large sections of South Africa's showcase city, famously perched near two oceans, might go without running water has induced anxiety as well as resolve among its nearly four million residents.
It has attracted scrutiny from scientists and city managers worldwide who also face the dual challenge of ballooning populations and shrinking resources.