Drought-hit Cape Town rejoices at rainfall

  11 February 2018    Read: 1651
Drought-hit Cape Town rejoices at rainfall

When the forecasts turned out to be true and rain fell from the skies, the residents of Cape Town in South Africa rejoiced thanked God and stood outside to feel the water on their skin.

In the drought-hit city, Friday night's 8mm (0.3 inches) was long-desired.

Residents of the city have been under orders to save water meticulously to avoid the city's taps running dry.

There is a very real chance that Cape Town will simply run out of water.

The city has had low rainfall for three years.

In January, local authorities slashed residents' water allowance to 50 litres (88 pints) each a day. That's enough for a very short shower and just one flush of the toilet when other needs - including just one load of the washing machine a week - are taken into account.

 

BBC


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