#Brazil : “Worst Drought Conditions on Record Hit People in over 140 Brazilian Cities”

#AceNewsServices says that over 140 Brazilian cities have been pushed to ration water during the worst drought on record, according to a survey conducted by the country’s leading newspaper. Some neighborhoods only receive water once every three days.

A worker of SABESP looks at the cracked ground of Jaguary dam in Braganca PaulistaWater is being rationed to nearly 6 million people living in a total of 142 cities across 11 states in Brazil, the world’s leading exporter of soy-beans, coffee, orange juice, sugar and beef.

Water supply companies told the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper that the country’s reservoirs, rivers and streams are the driest they have been in 20 years.

A record heat wave could raise energy prices and damage crops. 

Some neighbourhoods in the city of Itu in Sao Paulo state (which accounts for one-quarter of Brazil’s population and one-third of its GDP), only receive water once every three days, for a total of 13 hours.

 

 

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