Saturday, July 29, 2017

Rome mayor demands emergency measures as water rationing looms

Lake Bracciano
The mayor of Rome urged the government on Friday to intervene to prevent water rationing in the drought-hit Italian capital.

Taps will run dry for up to eight hours a day from Monday for 1.5 million Romans after authorities told utility firm ACEA to stop withdrawing water from a nearby lake.

Lake Bracciano is running low following weeks of only minimal rainfall and unusually high temperatures. “It would be unacceptable to deprive Rome of water,” Mayor Virginia Raggi, a member of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, said. “A state of emergency must be declared.

” The center-left government said it was reviewing Raggi’s request and would make a decision in coming days.

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