Thursday, May 10, 2018

Capetown, South Africa - Water more valuable than gold

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in another era wrote in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” that there was “water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” This isn't exactly true in 2018, but for Capetown, South Africa the future appears bleak ... the city is projected to run out of water completely by May. Capetown will become the first major city on earth to run out of water.
The major African metropolis, roughly the size of San Diego, has had virtually no rain in the last 37 months.
When the reservoirs drop to 13.5 percent of capacity, only essential locations such as hospitals, will continue to remain online with the city water system. At roughly 10 percent of capacity the system reportedly is down to the mud level. Any more pumping after that would simply clog the lines and put the system out of order.