Brazil's Public Ministry Orders Water Rationing in Sao Paulo

17 Sep 2014 by Local Press Report

The water scarcity crisis in Brazil is so bad that officials are rationing the supply. "Brazil's Public Ministry, a federal regulatory agency, has recommended that Sao Paulo state immediately commence water rationing to avoid a 'collapse of reservoirs,'" the Los Angeles Times reported. Officials are not being candid about the dire nature of the dry spell. "The state of Sao Paulo is facing its worst drought in eight decades, threatening the water supplies for 20 million people -- but you wouldn’t know that by asking Brazil’s elected officials," Bloomberg reported. Still, some areas of the country have already begun rationing water.

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