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Cape Town - Drought

Postby ral » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:11 pm

What impact is the drought currently having in Cape Town? We are due to be travelling out in the next few weeks.

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Re: Cape Town - Drought

Postby Hugh2 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:14 am

Go, but minimize showers. Your accommodation should provide a pan or basin to collect shower water and a bucket to fill the toilet cistern with it. Turn off the water supply to the cistern first. A quick shower should be enough for one bucket, which is enough for one flush, which is all you need each day. New city motto - if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down. Not much else you can do as a tourist.

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Re: Cape Town - Drought

Postby Lokihel » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:23 am

50L per day per person is the current water allowance.
By the 9th of April it could be down to 25L, which will have to be collected from water trucks.


Basically the situation is not good at all.

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Re: Cape Town - Drought

Postby Van Hunk » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:22 am

Day zero (when the taps run dry is around 12th of April) Wind is long gone by that time anyway.

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Re: Cape Town - Drought

Postby bri7 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:14 am

what is the plan, are they building a desalination plant or any other initiatives to solve the problem.

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Re: Cape Town - Drought

Postby Strekke » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:39 pm

Also heading down there in a few weeks and a bit worried. What about drinking water? I heard rumors that supermarkets are completely out of stock and people are fighting in some places as soon as bottled water is re-stocked in the shops? Anyone there right now that can confirm/enlighten me on the drinking-water situation?

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Re: Cape Town - Drought

Postby wind chaser » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:00 pm

bri7 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:14 am
what is the plan, are they building a desalination plant or any other initiatives to solve the problem.
Recycling your own poo water - http://www.tangentcompany.com/?page_id=12

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Re: Cape Town - Drought

Postby halloi » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:11 pm

meanwhile here in brooklyn ...
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Re: Cape Town - Drought

Postby mopman365 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:33 pm

Strekke wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:39 pm
Also heading down there in a few weeks and a bit worried. What about drinking water? I heard rumors that supermarkets are completely out of stock and people are fighting in some places as soon as bottled water is re-stocked in the shops? Anyone there right now that can confirm/enlighten me on the drinking-water situation?
You can still drink tapwater. No fighting, yet.

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Re: Cape Town - Drought

Postby Toby » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:47 am

Just saw a report on TV...doesn’t sound good...they urgently need rain, which will start in April or May.
Until then...there will be less and less water available.


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