Rome’s water utility is planning to scale back water strain in factories and buildings throughout the capital in its newest effort to fight the consequences of a nationwide drought that has parched reservoirs and wreaked havoc on Italian agriculture.
Acea stated the night time-time reductions would start in September, when Romans return en masse from trip.
Italy has suffered a drought throughout the nation this summer time, with 70 % much less rain falling on Rome than common. Compounding the issue in Rome have been years of neglect on its leaky acqueducts, which lose about forty % of water earlier than reaching shoppers.
Acea stated Monday that 1,300 leaks had been repaired.
Italian farm foyer Coldiretti estimates greater than 2 billion euros in losses nationwide because of the drought.