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With Dry Taps and Useless Pipes, People Through Mexico City Use Buckets to Fetch Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: Water

In many neighborhoods in Mexico’s capital city, access to water is infrequent and unreliable. Throughout the city, residents have found ways to adapt to the shortage.

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With History of Distrust, Xochimilco Residents Suspect Mexico City of Siphoning Their Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: InfrastructureWater

Xochimilco residents say it was suspicious when Mexico City authorities rolled out and then canceled a controversial plan for water construction. After last year’s earthquake disrupted some water services in the Xochimilco area, residents are repeating their claim that the city is diverting their well water to more central parts of the capital.

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Mexican Students Choose Sugary Drinks Over Contaminated Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: HealthWater

Studies have shown that in one Mexican town, all the water sources are contaminated. Students there are forgoing water – but the alternative may be just as bad for their health.

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In Mexican Town, Three Sinkholes Prompt Debate of Water Use

Region: Mexico

Topics: Water

Three sinkholes in a small community in Mexico City have led geologists and locals to debate and investigate the town’s water use. Geologists warn of dire consequences if the problem isn’t addressed, but others are reluctant to link the sinkholes with water use at all.

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Mexican Community Wins Fight for Water Supply, Gains Protection From Water Politicization

Region: Mexico

Topics: PoliticsWater

Running water is not a given in Coyoacán, an area of Mexico City where politicians are accused of manipulating water supplies to keep the support of local residents. But recently, the citizens of Coyoacán banded together to fight for their right to a regular supply of water.

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Rural Mexican Schools Provide Education – Not Running Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: EducationWater

For many Mexican children, the challenges of school are compounded by a lack of the most basic resources. Thousands of Mexican schools don’t even have access to water.

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The House Is Affordable, but There’s No Plumbing

Region: Mexico

Topics: EnvironmentWater

A growing number of Mexico City residents say the only homes they can afford are in illegal settlements, where basic amenities, including running water, don't exist. Many settlements use makeshift systems of tubes to connect to wells. Meanwhile, affordable housing advocates say the government needs to provide water to people, even if they live illegally in conservation areas.

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Watering Plants From a Tanker Truck in Mexico City

Region: Mexico

Topics: Water

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Is Mexico City’s Building Boom Causing a Water Shortage?

Region: Mexico

Topics: EnvironmentWater

Real estate developers say their projects aren’t the root of the city’s inconsistent water supply, but longtime residents say it’s not a coincidence that their taps go dry after condominiums are built nearby. The city government, which acknowledges that its water infrastructure needs updating, doesn’t make public the information that could determine the cause.

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