Why Cape Town's Forgotten Tunnels Could Provide the Answer to the City's Current Drought

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — As I sit in traffic during Cape Town’s busy rush hour, it’s difficult to imagine that running beneath this city of approximately 3.75 million are hundreds of kilometers of underground brick tunnels, tunnels that transport millions of liters of fresh spring water from Table Mountain directly out into the sea. The mountains that overlook this beautiful city were once its lifeblood, supplying the entire population with water. I flick through the latest edition of the newspaper and come across another headline about the impact of the drought currently gripping South Africa. The last few months

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