RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – She had no hope that the taps would start running anytime soon, because the history is not good: the most recent wait had been 2 months. Moreover, she lives in one of Maricá’s neighborhoods, in the Metropolitan Region, served by the system whose output capacity CEDAE announced on September 9 it would reduce to 45%.

The cause is the drought, with the consequent low level of the Ubatiba River which supplies populous areas in the municipality. This is only one of the pictures that the lack of rainfall – which dries up reservoirs, increases electricity prices . . .

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