Water reduction in response to Rome's ongoing drought.
Water pressure in Rome and the nearby coastal town of Fiumicino is to be reduced at night due to the "extraordinary drought", according to a statement from the city's water authority ACEA. The water pressure reduction will be introduced from 30 August, coinciding with the return of many Roman residents from holiday, according to the Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera.
ACEA has warned that the "very serious scenario" could result in water supply being lost to higher-level buildings as well as encountering problems in the "most disadvantaged areas."
On 28 July Rome averted measures to ration water for eight hours a day following the last-minute intervention of central government.
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