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CITY OF CAPE TOWN WITHOUT WATER

CAPE TOWN WITHOUT WATER

 

It is expected that on May 11, the city belonging to southern Africa will be completely dry, becoming the first in the world to have no water. Currently the responsible agencies have tried to supply the little natural resource that remains in the dams, granting per person 25 to 50 liters of water per day. The queues are kilometric, and those who arrive from last, hardly manage to get a few liters, exposing themselves to dehydration and collective contamination.

Cape Town receives more than 5 million tourists each year, however, its inhabitants expect to emigrate in the coming weeks in the face of precarious situations. Diseases grow rapidly, as a direct consequence of the lack of collective hygiene. Those who manage to get 50 liters of water every day, take a shower twice a week, while washing clothes is impossible because you need at least 70 liters of water.

The current situation of the African territory is really worrying for humanity, they are facing the worst drought that has been seen before, after last year only 153.5 millimeters of water, was accumulated by the rains, this was announced in a report published by the University of the Cape. All this caused by environmental pollution, that affects the entire world and in greater proportion to the countries of this area.

However, nongovernmental organizations have provided assistance to those who live in Cape Town, carrying bottles of drinking water that facilitate their consumption, and hygiene of public attention centers, such as hospitals and laboratories, that do not know how to work after "day 0" (The day when all taps in the city close), where the only thing left for the inhabitants is to wait for hours, only for a few liters of water that doesn't last more than 3 hours.

If strict measures are not taken worldwide, about rationing and care of water as a natural resource, the drought will expand not only in Africa, but in the rest of the continents, auguring epidemics and all kinds of chronic diseases, deaths by heat and decomposition of ecological niches, destroying all the plants while the ground fractures on a large scale, and science seeks timely solutions to the demands.

 Let's take care of the planet.

This article was published on Saturday 14 April, 2018.

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