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Water crisis shows the failure of public-private deals

Monday 11 May 15 12:00pm

By STEFFEN B÷HM and RAFAEL KRUTER FLORES.- †S„o Pauloís ongoing water crisis has left many of the cityís 20m or more residents without tap water for days on end. Brazilís largest metropolis is into its third month of water rationing, and some citizens have even taken to drilling through their basements to reach groundwater.

Most commentators agree that the crisis is to blame on multiple factors, but few have questioned the role Sabesp, the water company in charge.

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