By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Facing the worst water shortage in history, the nine cities which make up the São Paulo Metropolitan area have began to take action to try to reduce water consumption. On Monday, February 9th, São Paulo’s water utility agency SABESP will start to deliver water bills with fines for those who are using more water than usual. The fines range from 40 to 100 percent of the bill.

“We hope to see a strong reduction in consumption in the short-term,” said Water Resources Secretary for São . . .

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