by: J. D. Heyes
Friday, January 23, 2015
(NaturalNews) The Western United States is not the only region of the world that is currently suffering under chronic drought conditions. The largest country in South America — Brazil — is also experiencing drought, and its biggest city is two months away from running out of water entirely.
As reported by Reuters, the Brazilian mega-city of Sao Paulo, where 20 million people reside, has about one month’s worth of a guaranteed water supply, as city officials have begun tapping into the second of three emergency reserves.
Reuters further noted:
The city began using its second so-called “technical reserve” 10 days ago to prevent a water crisis after reservoirs reached critically low levels last month.
This is the first time the state has resorted to using the reserves, experts say.