Capetown Water Rationing

When we checked into our rooms laying on our bed was the three page memo I’ve posted below – needless to say when Kim and I initially booked our trip back in January Capetown was scheduled to run out of water the day we were to arrive but it has since been pushed back to later in the year because of their current water rationing – the water in the hotel sink comes out in a fine mist which made for an interesting experience shaving – the drain in the sink does not open and is closed so any water used collects in the basin for re-use – the memo mentioned Capetown is located in a water scarce region with climate unpredictability and that the current drought must be seen as the new normal – when we visited the Castle of Good Hope today Kim and I saw a man filling two large plastic vessels with water from the moat around the castle – just a simple reminder that conserving water doesn’t seem important until you don’t have it

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