"We Must Avoid Day Zero" - Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out Of Water

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

If you’ve ever needed a reason to store extra food and water, this just might be it.

 

Cape Town, South Africa is on schedule to run out of water in less than 95 days, and when they do, the government will turn off the taps.

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“There are only 95 days left before we reach Day Zero,” the City of Cape Town announced on January 15 in a statement. “Day Zero has moved a day closer this week to April 21, 2018. Day Zero is when the City will be forced to turn off most of the taps.”

The coastal South African city has been battling droughts for nearly three years, amounting to the worst one in their history. With little rain on the horizon, the city has now ordered its 3.7 million residents to drastically cut their water consumption, take short stop-start showers, not wash their cars, and flush toilets as little as possible. If they don’t, all of their taps could be shut off by the government in April.

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The city doesn’t appear to have any plan in place for such a SHTF event. But if the government cannot find a solution to the problem, Capetonians will be forced into “bread lines” for water. As if that isn’t scary enough, city residents will have a limit of 5.5 gallons of water a day that will only be given to them at specific government outposts around the city.

Cape Town’s mayor Patricia de Lille‏ tweeted: “I cannot stress it enough: all residents must save water and use less than 87 liters [19 gallons] per day… We must avoid Day Zero and saving water is the only way we can do this.” Not missing the opportunity to levy extra taxes on the populace, the city mayor has also impeded a “drought charge” in order to fund new water projects, such as constructing desalination plants.

The climate alarmists are out in full force too, quickly blaming the drought (natural occurrences throughout Earth’s history) on the junk science of “climate change.”

The earlier part of the drought in 2015 was largely blamed on the El Niño weather pattern, however, as the situation continues to worsen, experts are now pointing towards poor city management [government incompetence], a growing urban population, and – you guessed it – climate change. –IFLScience

Climate alarmists act like raising taxes in the name of global warming will somehow make the rain start falling. But preparing yourself for a situation such as this one requires storing your own water, and knowing how to properly filter water discovered.  More and more, humans are having to prepare themselves for the government incompetence that makes horrible situations like this so much worse.

Off-grid living expert Scott Hunt said:

The key to beating a drought has always been storage. Water storage can make the difference between a harvest or crop failure, life or death. There are many methods to storing water. Digging reservoirs or ponds to collect the water when it does rain.  Having buried cisterns will beat the effects of evaporation that accompany drought conditions. Using 55-gallon drums of treated water in your home can be a huge blessing when the tap runs dry or the source has been contaminated.

All of this can be done without the government, so you aren’t left waiting in line for your government-rationed water.

Comments

Sudden Debt SixIsNinE Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:20 Permalink

Just like California, it's not climate change but the fact that a certain area can only sustain a certain amount of people.

 

In the old days, nomads moves when the land they hunted got depleted.

We learned to optimize the land but there are always limits.

And to get back to that limit, taxes must be raised to scare away the poor untill the limit of number of people is reached back to a normal level.

And for those who believe in unicorns, the world belongs to the rich, not the poor.

Who has has the gold sets the rules.

Fair? Well... it's how you look at it. 

Give it to the poor and the infrastructure dies. And that's what is really wrong with Cape town. Mandela destroyed the economy by scaring off the white people and now the infrastructure is crumbling and the people are thirsty.

So who is to blame?

the people who tought the white people where the enemy.

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NoDebt new game Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:01 Permalink

Man, there ain't nothin' like running out of water.  You can live in a house with no electricity.  You can live in a house with no heat.  Try living in a house with no water.  It's like living in a tent with doors.  

Did that a couple summers back in the late 90s/early 2000s.  The east coast was in the grips of an historic 10 year long drought (and, yeah, they said it was because of Global Warming even back then).  My house has a well, only 65 feet deep.  Two summers in a row it was a 65 foot deep dry hole in the ground.  We could get maybe 10 gal. of water out of it PER DAY before the pump would suck air and cavitate.  Nothing you could do but shut it off and wait until the next day to turn it back on.

NO showers, NO laundry for MONTHS.  Just some drinking/cooking water and a couple toilet flushes per day.

Then, somewhere around fall of 2002 the skies opened up and it started to rain.  And it rained, and rained, and RAINED until my basement flooded.  And it's been raining like fucking crazy every year since.  And, yeah, they blame that on Global Warming, too.

 

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 NoDebt Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:14 Permalink

I lived in a small cabin on Lopez Island twenty years ago. There was a pond out back that I could use for water to bathe in and for washing dishes. I never drank it. The local owners drank it but I never did. I bought ice and drinking water and hauled it to the cabin. Mind you that was only for eight weeks. Long enough for me! I love running water out of the tap! A hot shower? Even better!

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SheHunter HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:47 Permalink

I sometimes live in my 20 foot camper out in nowhereville and rely on my solar shower filled at whatever stream and bottled water to cook and drink.  Makes a person appreciate  1. how much water we actually use and 2. how spoiled we are with limitless water systems.  Bet telling people to conserve water makes them whine about not being able to wash their dog, their cars and water their useless green lawns.

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wildbad SheHunter Fri, 01/19/2018 - 01:28 Permalink

i live in a house i built about 7 years ago. its water source is rain backed up by a local farmer who can tractor over a few cubic meters of H2O if the misses abuses her bath rights.

Even in southern Germany I am surprised at the insufficiency of the rainfall to me our needs. We get about 85% from the rainfall and about 15% from the farmer. I might be able to make it 100% with more storage. If it came to survival we could cut it.

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MEFOBILLS SWRichmond Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:15 Permalink

The pattern is that white people build the city and infrastructure, and then the negro immigrates for jobs, and because the living is "better" than what he creates.

South Africa originally had very few negroes, only those that were moving through hunting and gathering.  It was mostly grassy plains.  Negroes in africa were still in the stone age.

Negroes don't build cities.  They never invented brick, the wheel, the sail, written language, and their commerce was poor as there were no roads.

They also preyed on each other.  Along the major riverways, would be food humans to cannibals in a two to one ratio.  Cannibal/food/food/Cannibal/food/food/Cannibal.

This insulated Cannibal tribes from each other, and hence they had a source of humans to eat.  The savagery blacks visit on each other today cannot be divorced from this context.

Sorry if any negro reading this is butt hurt.  But, to have good policy requires understanding things.  This means treating the negro differently, especially by not allowing them into leadership and planning positions. 

Liberals engage in "lying to themselves" and hence are not qualified to be in leadership positions either. 

Long term planning ability is a function of the fourth ice ages.  Fourth ice age people are northeast asians, and northwestern whites.

These are the two races that build civilizations.

The Chinese might be better suited to handle the negro in Africa, because this race doesn't have the pathological altruism of whites.  Also, Chinese women are more "logical" and less likely to project onto the negro with misplaced mothering instinct.

White pathological altruism is an evolutionary advantage when whites are isolated to their own country. Immigration is a disaster for whites, and immigrating Jews as a parasite is especially damaging.

 

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The Grim Teacher Bondosaurus Rex Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:05 Permalink

Without the tiny white minority in South Africa, the place would be just the same as any other shit hole African nation, and it is slowly heading in that direction. The drought would be the best thing for Cape Town. Half the niggers would fuck off back to the Eastern Cape from whence they came, they rest would just attack and kill one another. Any whites who can afford it can either leave or pay for water to be brought in from outside of Cape Town, which many are already doing. A lot of people have bore holes on their own land which supplies them with water. People are supposed to register their bore holes with the City. FUCK THAT and FUCK THEM (those dickheads who run THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN Ltd.).

There are aquifers in Cape Town which never dry up, in one of the suburbs - Newlands - there is water flowing 24/7 and the lines to fill up containers there is around the block all day and night. Crystal clear, clean water, run off from Table Mountain. The reservoirs on Table Mountain are full to capacity - I had a swim in one of them last week. 

 

The population of Cape Town has almost doubled in the past 7 years. The traffic on the roads is absolutely insane, infrastructure is not equipped for such loads. The City of Cape Town's answer to this issue? Inject more people into the city. A glance at the skyline of Cape Town will show you countless construction cranes, developments taking place all over the city, apartment complexes where once stood three bedroom houses. They are building all over the show, gentrification in poorer neighborhoods on the edges of the city bowl. So as far as the City is concerned, injecting more and more people into the city is the solution. I can't wait for the water to run out. Those who are prepared will be fine. People who have sense have firearms and can protect whats theirs. There will be utter chaos for some time, and perhaps in a  few years things will quiet down and Cape Town might be a decent place again. Construction of de-salination plants, if started tomorrow, will take years to complete, and its not going to start tomorrow or anytime soon.

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Gold Pedant Déjà view Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:45 Permalink

Depends on the scenario.

If they started pricing it accordingly in advance, they wouldn't run out of water in the fear-porn manner that is suggested. If you start charging the equivalent to USD $1.00 per gallon and many months in advance, people won't take as many showers.

If the water really does run out, there will be no reason to live in a place or have industry in a place with no source of fresh water.

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peippe NoDebt Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:30 Permalink

dumb canadian who thought she saw the future....

most of us can't tolerate mosquito hatching season outdoors, 

which explains the Yukon Territory being mostly uninhabited to this day.

Mother Nature always wins, always balances things.

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