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


Water Crisis in the Caribbean – Drought, water shortages affecting communities, businesses, tourism

In the Dominican Republic, hundreds of communities have been ’30 days away from the entire water system collapsing.’

In Puerto Rico, water restrictions are forcing residents and businesses to go without water for 48 hours at a time.

In Cuba, 75 percent of the island is suffering from a drought that has killed livestock and decimated crops.

Across the Caribbean, the water crisis looms large. The tourism industry is also feeling the pain. Many hotels are forcing guests to comply with new water restrictions, including a limit on the number of showers and a shutdown of the water system for 24 hours at a time.

Detroit News’ article details the water crisis affecting the Caribbean.

Read more here: Caribbean faces widespread drought, water shortages

Puerto Rico’s water crisis

Puerto Rico is the latest to be hit with a water crisis. There has been so little rain on the island that the government has enforced water rationing, requiring residents and businesses to go without water for 48 hours then back on for 24 hours.

This New York Times article by Lizette Alvarez discusses the water crisis and how the island is ‘getting creative’ with water rationing.

Read more here: Water Crisis Brings Out Puerto Rico’s Creative Side