Puerto Rico is running out of water

On Monday, Puerto Rico went into default for the first time in history. Another crisis is looming. The country is running out of water.

The government has already imposed water restrictions, including a mandatory water shut off for 48 hours at a time. Residents are hoarding water during the 24-hour “on” periods, filling up buckets and tubs to store for the “off” hours. But the hot weather can quickly turn a bucket of fresh water into a breeding ground for mosquitoes and waterborne diseases.

CNN‘s Patrick Gillespie examines Puerto Rico’s water crisis in ‘Puerto Rico’s other crisis: It’s running out of water.’

Read more here: Puerto Rico’s other crisis: It’s running out of water

 

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