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Last updateTue, 27 Jul 2021 2pm

Rainbirds, get chirring!

The rainbirds have looked at their tiny shadows and will be here soon warning that rains will be coming to freshen the air, help the farmers irrigate, deliver communities water supplies, either for drinking, sanitation or general use.

And as is often the case, many will find roof and window cracks and indoor precipitation.

These days, Mexico is undergoing what have now been described as “critical water shortages” and droughts over several regions, including Guadalajara, where reservoirs are down significantly. According to Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua), nine million people don’t have access to potable water and another 10.2 million lack basic sanitation infrastructure in their homes. Twenty-nine million homes have been forced to rely on random water delivery services.

Also reported is that aging hydraulic infrastructure has caused leaks of up to 40 percent of the country’s water channels, and 80 percent of water that could be reused goes down the drain. Something like investments in ocean cruise lines.

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