Rome turns its water fountains back on

Mayor Raggi pledges 2,150 nasoni operating again by July.

Rome is turning on its drinking fountains again after most of them were switched off last summer during a severe drought.
The first 800 "nasoni" will become operational again in May followed by a further 250 per week until July when the city should have 2,150 drinking fountains back in action.
Announcing the "good news", Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi said that water was a "universal right" but added that the city will be launching an awareness campaign against water waste in the coming days.
The nasoni fountains, which consume just over one per cent of Rome's daily water supply, were switched off last July in response to the decreasing levels at Lake Bracciano, an important source of potable water for the capital. 
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