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How Cape Town Avoided a Water Crisis at the Eleventh Hour

Cape Town's water crisis got so bad last year that there were competitions to see who could wash their shirts the least. Restaurants and businesses were encouraging people not to flush after going to the toilet. The city was just 90 days away from turning off the taps.  A year on, the South African city's parched dams are now more than 80 percent full. Water use restrictions have been relaxed. And Day Zero —the point at which Cape Town's municipal water supply would be shut off — never came to pass.  Having been threatened by one of the worst-ever drought-induced municipal water crises, residents became water-wise.  Read more....



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