Water Crisis Delays Start of School in Rio’s Municipal Network

The metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro has been experiencing water quality issues for nearly a month.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro City Hall decided to defer the start of the school year in the municipal network due to the suspension of operations at the Guandu water treatment plant, which occurred on Monday, February 3rd, after the detection of detergents in the water.

Classes should have restarted on Wednesday, February 5th, but students are not expected to return to class before Thursday, February 6th.

According to the Municipal Health Secretariat, the decision was taken as many of the more than 1,500 municipal schools are out of running water.

The disruption in supply was . . .

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