Taps have run dry in a major Mexico city for months. A similar water crisis looms in the US, experts say
About 300 miles southwest of San Antonio, water taps have run dry in a major Mexico city. Thousands of residents wake up at dawn to check their taps and fill up containers. Others line up with large jugs, bottles and buckets at cisterns around the city, where fights have broken out when people try to jump the line. This is the scene in the industrial hub of Monterrey, Mexico—the nation’s third largest city and one of its wealthiest. … But Monterrey isn’t alone in its water crisis. Drought is sapping the water from huge swaths of North America and making it increasingly hard for humans to count on running water.
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