Mexico City is Running Out of Water

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on March 26, 2009



Two years ago Atlanta almost ran out of water. The fishwrapper printed charts every day showing how many days before we ran dry. Finally, some rain came, and we got a reprieve. It was not because of conservation.

Now, it seems like Mexico City, a much larger and wealthier city, is running out of water. Whether the cause is global warming/dry weather or over development is beside the point. The authorities are running the water out at lower levels three days a month, trying to forestall a more severe problem.

It seems that commercial vendors have access to water the city does not have. When you run out, you call the “pipas” who come out and fill your cistern. And the bottled water that everyone drinks is still available.

HT to Andrew Sullivan.



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