Drought and leaky pipes are causing unusual water shortages in Mexico City, reports the Latin American Herald Tribune.
A lack of planning, and poorly maintained pipelines that lose as much as 40 percent of the water they transport, have exacerbated unprecedented lows in the city’s reservoir system, causing millions of people to lose some or all of their water supplies over Easter weekend.
Experts say that if droughts persist as expected, and despite planned repairs on pipelines, water shortages will only increase.
“Depleted Reservoirs Threaten Mexico City’s Water Supply”
Latin American Herald Tribune, April 10, 2009