Cape Town Will Run Out of Water in Fewer Than 100 Days

There is a water crisis facing Cape Town, and it’s so severe the city is expected to run out of water in fewer than 100 days.

To manage the severe water shortage, the South African city has implemented various water conservation and greywater recycling programs, but water scarcity continues to be a problem.

If the city does eventually run out of water,

all non-emergency municipal water supplies will be turned off except in the poorest neighborhoods. Residents will be required to source their water from one of 200 available collection sites. Each resident will have access to 6.6 gallons per day, a maximum enforced by armed guards charged with keeping the peace.

Watch the video above to learn more about the water crisis facing Cape Town.