As Cape Town’s Water Crisis Nears ‘Day Zero,’ Faith Groups Spring into Action
February 7, 2018 By Brian Pellot, Religion News Service Word & Way
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (RNS) — The trickling sound echoed through Zonnebloem Estate’s chapel as the Anglican bishop of Table Bay, the Rt. Rev. Garth Q. Counsell, slowly poured one pitcher of water into another.
This sound of running water, once considered soothing, now triggers anxiety in drought-stricken Cape Town, where residents are hoarding bottled water and showering over buckets in anticipation of “Day Zero.”