The South African city plans to shut off the taps to 4 million people. But it's just one of many cities around the world facing a future with too little water.
Officials in Cape Town, South Africa say the popular tourist city is 92 days away from having to shut off most water taps because of a severe drought. They are calling it "day zero." Debora Patta reports from one of the city's dams.
Cape Town, South Africa, a city of 4 million, is facing an existential challenge. It is about to run out of fresh water.
Helen Zille, the Premier of the Western Cape in South Africa, has made two startling claims about the water crisis in the province. She says there will be anarchy when the taps run dry, and that normal policing will be inadequate.
Officials in Cape Town, South Africa, recently announced that the city will run out of water, perhaps as soon as April. On “Day Zero,” Cape Town will turn off the taps, leaving some 4 million people without basic access to water. Re...