Tags: AF | South Africa | Cape Town Drought

Cape Town to Set up Disaster Operations HQ for Water Crisis

Cape Town to Set up Disaster Operations HQ for Water Crisis

Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:38 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's drought-stricken city of Cape Town says police and military would help secure some 200 water collection sites if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call "Day Zero," a date currently projected to fall in the first half of April.

The city plans to open a disaster operations center Monday to prepare for the possible tap closure that it says would have a catastrophic impact on South Africa's second-biggest city. Cape Town says hospitals, key economic areas and densely populated areas with a higher risk of disease would be exempt from a tap cut-off.

City authorities say residents can avoid "Day Zero," slated for April 12, by each using no more than 50 liters (13 gallons) daily until alternative sources of water are arranged.

© Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Africa
South Africa's drought-stricken city of Cape Town says police and military would help secure some 200 water collection sites if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call "Day Zero," a date currently projected to fall in the first half of April.The city plans to...
AF,South Africa,Cape Town Drought
130
2018-38-28
Sunday, 28 January 2018 10:38 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved