Cities in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state suffer the drought’s effects

In cities like Nova Friburgo and Petrópolis, residents are also experiencing problems to fill their water tanks and cisterns.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A week ago last Friday, the last trickle of treated and piped water dropped at the home of biologist Daniele Santana, 39 years old.

She had no hope that the taps would start running anytime soon, because the history is not good: the most recent wait had been 2 months. Moreover, she lives in one of Maricá's neighborhoods, in the Metropolitan Region, served by the system whose output capacity CEDAE [the water company] announced on September 9 it would reduce to 45%.

The cause is the drought, with the consequent low level of the Ubatiba . . .

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