Rome Water Shortage

Old Jul 24th, 2017, 01:55 AM
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Rome Water Shortage

Just read this on FranceInfo:

http://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/ita...ml#xtor=EPR-2-[newsletterquotidienne]-20170724-[lestitres-coldroite/titre7]

You can use Google translate to get the gist of it, I imagine, if you don't read French.

Travelers to Rome July 28 and after might want to take heed, especially if you're staying in an apartment. Water service will be cut to only 8 hours a day. Lots of travelers are used to drinking bottled water, I suppose, but if you're counting on using a faucet or potable water fountains it could be useful to be warned in advance.
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 02:11 AM
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"A partir du vendredi 28 juillet, les robinets de la capitale italienne seront à sec, huit heures par jour, ..."

Cut to only 8 hours a day or cut 8 hours a day ?
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 02:47 AM
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Cut 8 hours a day, neighborhood by neighborhood. Details to be released soon.
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 03:31 AM
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The rationing of water isn't intended to be citywide. It was intended to be on a rotating basis in certain neighborhoods. It's not certain that this will happen at all. The mayor says she has an alternative plan, although some are dubious. Plus, rain is predicted in the coming week.

The immediate problem is that the Lazio region has announced that the water taken from Lake Bracciano by the Rome water authority is aggravating the problem of low water level in the lake, caused by the drought, and that in seven days they'll turn off the tap. Rome gets 8% of its water from Lake Bracciano, and they couldn't easily substitute other sources without rationing. Some say that this is just a political maneuver; the city of Rome and the region of Lazio are governed by different political parties. Today there is an emergency meeting in Rome, with the region, the city, and the water authority, to try to hash out a solution.

In any case, the neighborhoods with hotels (and other economic activities) will be the very last to suffer.
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 06:17 AM
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The Trevi Fountain still spouting?
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 08:15 AM
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"In any case, the neighborhoods with hotels (and other economic activities) will be the very last to suffer."

Not true (read to end)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...italy-heatwave
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I was talking about water rationing, which is not in effect now, and may never start. The article is talking about one guesthouse with water pressure problems, cause unknown.
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 03:44 AM
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This is simply NOT TRUE. Reviews like this are showing up on Booking.com for Rome hotels:

"We were not told about the water shortage on check in and were unable to have a shower the first day as we missed the hotels slot by a half hour."

That was from July 16 for a hotel in the Monti district, an extremely popular tourist district. The Hotel Amadeus had posted on its website a news article, in English, about the water shortage -- but has since taken it down.

I didn't bother to read the article St Cirq posted, so maybe it is as misleading as her mistranslations of it. But the assertion that " the neighborhoods with hotels (and other economic activities) will be the very last to suffer" is meant to sound smart but it is NOT TRUE.
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Old Jul 25th, 2017, 01:19 PM
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I'm in a hotel in Rome now, arrived this past weekend. So far have not been affected nor heard a peep about this from the staff. We discussed the drought in general terms while I was in Venice a couple weeks ago so I had some awareness. As a Californian just coming out of five years of drought, I can certainly relate, though we never had rationing where I live.
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>>> I didn't bother to read the article St Cirq posted, so maybe it is as misleading as her mistranslations of it.
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I read the first 3 posts in this thread. Try it.
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http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/07/25...italy-drought/
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