SÃO PAULO (BDCi) – The recent drought in Brazil has caused a water crisis to unfold, with the country’s largest population center now facing the possibility of rationing.
Scare rainfall this year has led to abnormally low water levels all over Brazil.
The Public Ministry has recommended that the state of São Paulo begin water rationing right away to avoid the drying up of reservoirs, despite the state government having missed an initial deadline to take action this Wednesday (6).
An extension has been requested by São Paulo’s water company Sabesp for August 14. Another missed deadline could be followed by legal action against the state by the Public Ministry.
Critics across the country have cited inefficient water treatments and lack of investment in infrastructure as the causes of Brazil not being able to supply its people’s demand for water.