A water drought ….. on a tiny island in the Caribbean. Another “uncomfortable” situation the Island is going through. ALL need to be aware!!!
This article by Lizette Alvarez appeared in The New York Time.
On an island that is flirting with default, fending off comparisons to Greece and losing its people to the mainland, the biggest problem most people face is something more elemental — one of the worst droughts in Puerto Rico’s history.
There has been so little rain here that two months ago the government was forced to start rationing water on the populous eastern side of the island, including in many San Juan neighborhoods. Carraizo, the major reservoir serving parts of the city, has dropped nearly 18 feet in recent months, shrinking so noticeably that people can now fish off its sandy shores. The last time water rationing was ordered on the island was two decades ago.
For 160,000 residents and businesses on the island, water is turned off for 48 hours and then back on for 24 hours, sending…
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