Low rainfall leaves Mexico City residents delivering water by donkey

04/22/2021

Source: Reuters

Unusually low rainfall around Mexico City has left aquifers and reservoirs depleted, leaving some residents without tap water and reverting to older ways of distributing water – transporting containers on donkeys’ backs.

The Mexican capital, situated in a high-altitude valley, relies mostly on water pumped from its underground aquifers and reservoirs dozens of miles away to meet water demand in the wider metropolitan area, home to more than 20 million people.

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