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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

We have reached an unpassible point in Cape Town

The latest "Day Zero". It was 20th May 2018.

Just a reminder that the water consumption in a well run city is 400 litres per person per day.

We are currently at 87 "allowed".

We have halved our consumption in the past two years from 1,2 billion litres per day to 600 million.

Getting from 600 million to 500 million sounds easy, but when you started from 1,2 billion, each 100 million gets more and more difficult until it gets impossible.

And the City made 20th May 2018 "Day Zero" based on the unrealistic goal of 500 million litres per day. Forgetting about summer. Forgetting about the heat and wind. Forgetting about the visitors to Cape Town, one of the top cities to visit in the world. http://www.capetownetc.com/news/cape-town-top-city-telegraph-travel/

We are now at that impossible and unpassible point.

The city must understand that we cannot get below 600 million litres per day.

We need the water we need to use and we also need the water borne sewerage. As guaranteed in our constitution, water services act and South African Human Rights commission, and as guaranteed due to the design of modern cities.

This is the way the City designed our system.

It is truly their problem now.

No more load shedding will work, unless people actually defect in large numbers and just take responsibility for themselves.

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