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Mexico City braces for water rationing

January 31, 2009
Supplies will be cut or reduced to homes in many areas of the capital this weekend, making a scarce resource even scarcer. ‘We are running out of water,’ an official said.
By Tracy Wilkinson
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2009
Reporting from Mexico City — Already-scarce water gets even scarcer this weekend for millions of Mexicans.

One of the world’s largest cities is launching a rationing plan in a drastic — and some say overdue — effort to conserve water after rampant development, mismanagement and reduced rainfall caused supplies to drop to dangerously low levels.

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