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Latino Daily News

Friday August 6, 2010

Over 2.0 Million Mexico City Residents Have Little to No Running Water

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is reporting over 2 million people living within the city limits of Mexico City either have no running water or receive water sporadically.

Mexico City, Mexico is the capital of the country, very densely populated and home to approximately 20 million people making it the second largest city in the world.  Most residents live in surrounding neighborhoods and 8 million live within city limits or downtown. 

Specifically 1.3 million residents of Mexico City receive no water at all, while 1.4 million receive it irregularly.  The UNAM report does indicate that headway is being made in providing water to more Mexico City residents.  Clearly the Azteca’s that once ruled what is now Mexico City would be disappointed.  They built an ingenious system of damns to keep the city surrounded by clear, fresh water at all times. 

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