Mexico City residents, faced with water crisis, resort to drastic measures

June 29, 2024

By Doc Louallen and Matt Rivers, ABC News

June 29, 2024

Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world, yet it is running out of water. It’s a slow-motion disaster decades in the making, caused by a litany of issues including human-induced climate change.

Residents are deeply concerned about the impending water crisis.

In Mexico City, many treat every drop of water with the utmost care because there is no running water, and rain hasn’t come amid drought. Water is purchased at a great cost for low-income families.

Bernardo Nonato Corona, a resident of the hills surrounding Mexico City, told ABC News he spends 25% of his income on water. And his story is repeated millions of times in Mexico City’s sprawling metropolis.

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