Cape Town: The World’s First Major City to Run Out of Water | Page 5

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  1. Goonerview Gold Belt

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    They can’t feed or provide water for themselves but they sure can keep fucking.
     
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    Its time for Desalination to be rolled out and used.
     
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    South Africa is turning into a real shithole.
     
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    what about not creating city in a desert?
     
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    Can't fix stupid, but now they have to deal with the issue at hand.
     
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    Can't they pass a law to make drought illegal?
     
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    Hard to recycle water when there is no water in the first place, which seems what its happening in Cape Town.

    Sad state of affairs.
     
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  12. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    They're still using 600 million liters a day even in this multi-year drought.

    The government has been trying to bring that under 500 million to prolong the supply a bit longer in hope for rain, but so far not so good.

    That's a lot of water to recycle, but currently going to waste.

    It's time for Reading to be rolled out and used.
     
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  13. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Cape Town Mayor De Lille tours CT drilling site amid water crisis
    Pressure is ramping up for city bosses to find alternative water resources amid the worst drought to grip the Western Cape in a century.

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    CAPE TOWN - Mayor Patricia de Lille on Thursday toured a drilling site, one of Cape Town’s three main aquifers.

    Ever-dropping dam levels have forced authorities to find water elsewhere.

    De Lille has confirmed the dams are below 30%.

    “Capetonians still use 587 million litres of water per day. There are many people who aren't adhering to the 87 litres of water per day. That is adding up and because of that, day zero has now been moved.”

    Day zero - which is the day the taps will run dry - is now 22 April.

    With day zero closer, the pressure is ramping up for city bosses to find alternative water resources amid the worst drought to grip the Western Cape in a century.

    From desalination plants to extracting water from boreholes and aquifers - like the one being drilled in Mitchells Plain - every option is being explored.



    Cape Town's three aquifers are expected to yield an additional 150 million litres a day.

    In a desperate attempt to avoid turning off the taps, the city is working around the clock. The drilling and construction started at Mitchells Plain on Wednesday and will begin soon at the Atlantis and Table Mountain management aquifers.

    Repeated warnings to consumers to save water appear to be having little impact. Many Cape Town residents are still not adhering to the 87 litres of water per person per day rule.

    Water restrictions have also been heightened. Level 6 water restrictions follows the directive by the national Department of Water and Sanitation.

    It means excessive usage for domestic properties is now classified as being in excess of 10,500 litres per month. Households which consume more than 10,500 litres per month could have a water management device fitted on the property.

    However, residents who have valid reasons for monthly consumption higher than the 10,500 litres restriction limit must apply to the City of Cape Town to get a quota increase prior to a device being installed.

    Furthermore, level 6 water restrictions aim to discourage the use of borehole water for outdoor purposes in order to preserve groundwater resources.

    http://ewn.co.za/2018/01/11/de-lille-tours-ct-drilling-site-amid-water-crisis
     
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    Havent read much about the technology, how good is it at removing dangerous chemicals like heavy metals?
     
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    this is exactly what it is
    along with army showers

    I was in Cape Town last week and
    can confirm the situation is critical
     
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  16. Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Anything and everything are filtered out at the molecular level at the Reversed Osmosis stage, including bacterias, viruses, and chemicals. Only H20 molecules remains at the end (which means they actually need to ADD minerals back into the ultra-pure water to balance it out).

    This is the one in our town, the largest water-recyling system in the world, and it was built for $600 million, about half the price tag of most city-scale desalination plants:





    Water-recycling technology has already been perfected and it is incredibly cheap compare to Desalination (1/3 the daily operational costs, 2x the daily output), pretty much the ONLY obstacle remaining that prevents it being deployed en masse is the psychological factor to an uneducated population. This is also the reason why most municipalities that adopts the technology choose to inject this ultra-pure end product back into underground aquifers at one end and then pump it back up on the other end, instead of piping it directly into people's home. Without fail, people are willing to embrace the technology as soon as a largely-useless "natural" step is added into the already-perfected water recycling process.
     
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    white man comes to save the day. You're welcome africa.
     
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    Luckily I live about eight feet above sea level...

    Oh well... I suppose I'll invest in giant rubber ducks.

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    You think South Africa can manage that? The current government can't even manae its food stock or keep its farmers from being murdered. South Africa is on its way to becoming a failed state.
     
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