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SA ran out of water in 2002, and it’s getting worse

The water crisis in South Africa was like watching a plane crash in slow motion – but much more painful, because it could have been prevented, or the consequences could have been mitigated if action had been taken years ago. Our dams, lakes and rivers are polluted with sewage, litter and E. coli. People are warned not to swim on certain beaches due to the influx of sewage from rivers and some sporting events have been canceled due to pollution in rivers or dams. People are likely to get sick — even die — because they only have access to polluted water. Worse, we reach…

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