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Cape Town prepares to turn off most of its water taps

Diminishing water supplies may lead to the taps being turned off for the four millions inhabitants of Cape Town.
Diminishing water supplies may lead to the taps being turned off for the four millions inhabitants of Cape Town. Photo: Morgana Wingard / Getty Images

"Day Zero" is approaching as South Africa's showcase city of Cape Town prepares to turn off most water taps amid the worst drought in a century, AP reports.

Why it matters: "Scientists are watching how authorities cope, as this would be the world's first major city to go dry."