This mega-city is running out of water. What will 22 million people do when the taps run dry?

March 21, 2024

By Patrick McDonnell, Los Angeles Times

March 21, 2024

MEXICO CITY —  When Reina Cervantes Trejo heard the truck, gears grinding as it climbed the street to her house, she rushed outside.

“Thanks to our good Lord!” she said. “The water has finally arrived!”

Cervantes and her husband hurried to help the driver, Fredy Romero, as he yanked hoses from the truck to fill up a cistern and a hodgepodge of plastic buckets, pails and kitchen pots the couple had assembled on their patio.

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