Water Rationing Begins in 142 Brazilian Cities

February 16, 2014 at 4:23 PM Leave a comment

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The Folha de S Paulo newspaper reports water is being rationed for close to six million people living in 142 cities in 11 states.

The newspaper quoted water supply companies saying reservoirs, rivers and streams are the driest they’ve been in 20 years.

Some districts in the city of Itu in Sao Paulo state only receive water for 13 hours, once every three days.

Water consumption normally grows by up to 20% during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer. But this year, consumption has risen to 30% due to a prolonged heat wave affecting several states.

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