Find raises Mexico City’s water-supply hopes


When news emerged recently that Mexico City had struck water at the surprising depth of two kilometers (1.2 miles) underground, the media was quick to declare an end to the city’s chronic water shortage. But after a giddy day or two in January, reality took hold and water officials from both the federal and city governments warned that water pumped out of one exploratory well was far from a guarantee of a secure supply. “If we do confirm that it is a new aquifer, it would have limitations,” said Ramón Aguirre, the director general of the Mexico City Water System, at a press conference to explain the finding. “It is not a magic fountain. I don’t want to say that the problem has been solved... [Log in to read more]

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